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“Magical spot - the oldest all marble temple in the world”
Review of Temple of Demeter

Temple of Demeter
Ranked #15 of 129 things to do in Naxos
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

More by accident than design, I took the footpath from Ano Sagri rather than driving right up to the Temple. It was a magical experience, walking through an unspoilt valley filled with olive groves, losing my way a couple of times, and beginning to think the temple didn't really exist, and then I walked around an olive tree and there she was, on top of the hill, looking stunning.

If you can visit during the season, when the museum (free) is open, it is well worth doing this before going up to the temple itself. It gives you good background and explanation of how the temple was built, and its long history (it later became a Christian church).

There's also a very nice restaurant in Ano Sagri, but I cannot remember its name.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

I loved the area around the temple. It is definitely worth a visit. It is, however, advisable to read about the temple in advance. It is a nice walk up to the temple.

Thank Jan K
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

The location of this temple is easy driving distance from Hora, and it is a nice place to visit, and I would say that if you are in Naxos and you are driving around it should be on your "must" visit list. The location is beautiful and fertile, and I can understand why the ancient people felt that this was a holy place.

Recommended.

Thank Eric_Lemon
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

The best approach to the Temple of Demeter is to hike from Ano Sagri. In Ano Sagri you find a statue of a man in Collar and Tie. Walk down the few steps and follow the path past him. You pass a single house before you go out to the fields. If you like you may take a diversion to the church of St Nikolaus. If you did, you have to return to the main path and keep on. You see a small white chapel on the hill to your right. You will then see the Temple in the distance. Take a look at my pictures. Well worth the walk, especially in the spring when the flowering is on (my pics are from December 2012).

2  Thank Periscope
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Located in a small fertile valley outside Ano Sagkri. Built in the 8th Century BC as a temple and place of sacrifice to the god Demeter. Lovely views of the surrounding countryside. There is also a museum and picnic area

Thank John H
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