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Portara, Naxos Town

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All that's left of a temple to Apollo, Portara forms a dramatic frame of ancient colonnades against the sky and has become an icon of the town. Located on the island of Palatia, the attraction represents the remains of the cultural and trade center of ancient Naxos. The rest of the temple was used to construct a castle in the city center by the Venetians. To visit Portara on your trip to Naxos, use our Naxos vacation route planner.
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  • at any time of day or night! We climbed to the Lead after dinner, the trail is well lit and carry the same stands out in the darkness of a night installed. Watch out for "splash" of waves on the pier.
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  • Great spot to watch the sunset. Get up there early for plenty of photo ops before the crowds and then settle in on the ocean side of the hill for the sunset.  more »
  • Majestic view of the sea and town. Take pictures when the sun sets. Truly romantic for couples. It's rewarding.  more »
  • The best part of Naxos island. The remains of a huge gate named "Portara" (big door) by the locals. It offers one of the best sunsets in Greece. Do not miss. Do not forget your camera either. Highly recommended.
  • You will not have a sunset better in Naxos to which you can do from here. Visit bound and main attraction of the island. Not being here is not to come to Naxos.
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  • not to be missed at sunset an amazing feeling seeing the sun setting enter the portal of the ancient temple of Apollo a flaw that you would like to be just to enjoy the moment but instead there is always too many people delighted to see the magical sunset
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  • Wonderful and awe-inspiring theama that welcomes guests as they enter the ship in port. Worth the visit and up close.
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  • For the beauty of it!
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