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Address: | Islet of Palatia, Naxos Town 84300, Greece
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A must visit

This ancient temple stand overlooking the harbor and is great to visit at sunset. It indefinably takes you back to ancient times. Its a very impressive structure.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This ancient temple stand overlooking the harbor and is great to visit at sunset. It indefinably takes you back to ancient times. Its a very impressive structure.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The history behind this temple is fascinating and its amazing that its the door is standing after so many years. Perfect location to watch the sunset from.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The porter is the symbol of the island and it is a pleasant walk to it and the views are very nice from there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of people are out here for the sunset.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 breaker that you walk across makes for some fantastic photos as the waves are crashing on one side but still on the other. Nearly didn't make the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Although it can be seen when arriving by ship and from almost anywhere in Chora it still deserves a visit. The island is known for the portara. Good to research the history being there as well to fully appreciate the experience!

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Thank Jimmy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ancient landmark of the unfinished Apollo temple, easily to reach by foot from the centre and port, just around 10 mins. Just for making some pictures and enjoy sea views.

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Naxos Town, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Portara a large marble door frame to the Temple of Apollo stand o a small islet of Patatia at the northern end of the port, now linked by a causeway . It dates back to 530 BC. The walk up is not too hard and well worth it, when you are close and marvel at it's size, then you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Beautiful to see, also great view from the shore, must stay within the cordonned off area. Can get busy at certain times of the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Climbing upto the Islet of Palatia during sunset & capturing the view with Portara framing the picture....is mandatory. It's a very easy climb up & the view is quite wonderful.

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