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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. Plan your Portara visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naxos using our Naxos visit planner .
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  • ENA APO Ta oraiotera and most go sightseeing in Greece. Worth to visit the Temple of Apollo. The Portara is there steketai unbreakable and waiting for you!
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  • I really like walking up to the Portara and just sitting watching the sea in the daytime or going up in the evening to watch the setting. It can get really busy in the height of Summer but the sunset ...  more »
  • The symbol of Naxos, you see it when entering the port but you cannot imagine the beauty while being there during sunset, blue hour time or even then there is a full moon. Extremely good vibes!!! I co...  more »
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  • 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.
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  • excellent view
  • You can't actually go to Naxos without coming here to watch the sunset. The site has incredible history and incredible views.
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  • Magic history part of reference point family mythologias
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