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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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  • Great site to visit especially at the sunset!! Next to the town only 200m from the port. Should not miss.  more »
  • Historical monument of Greek Antiquity and true symbol of Naxos. Beautiful either early in the morning is at sunset when hundreds of tourists up the Hill to see it up close. Gorgeous panorama from above with the sea on both sides. Impossible not to visit the ancient temple of Apollo if in Naxos.
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  • After a short walk from the port you can admire Portara closely, entrance of the Apollo temple now long gone. Beautiful sunset  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.
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  • 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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  • 巨大的大理石門,是一項偉大建築計畫的僅存殘跡。

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Where to stay in Naxos

As with most island destinations, rooms in Naxos tend to cost more the closer you get to the sea. Beach hotels and seaside apartments come at a steep price, but they offer spacious rooms and modern amenities just minutes from the island's finest beaches. Stay in Naxos Town for quick access to the best shopping and dining options, or choose one of the island's smaller settlements if you prefer a quieter base. Village inns provide simply furnished rooms and no frills, but they also charge less than the resort hotels.
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