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Portara, Naxos Town
(4.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Just a short walk from the waterfront is the island of Portara with the Temple of Apollo. A nice walk - except when the high is high and the waves crash over the walkway. The views are great and a lot...  more »
  • Whilst there are many ruins all over Greece, this particular site features the beautiful Portara which may seem like less however its in such a stunning spot overlooking the Naxos port. The sea breake...  more »
  • a nice door with an exceptional view of the sea. It's maybe the only monument of Naxos has not not ratter.
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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.
  • 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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