The Temple of Apollo – Portara, Naxos Town

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All that's left of a temple to Apollo, The Temple of 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 The Temple of Apollo – Portara visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naxos Town using our Naxos Town visit planner.
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  • So close to Naxos Port and Kastro that you can't miss this one. Lovely way to spend 30 mins any time of day but especially nice around sunset. Highly recommended. 
    So close to Naxos Port and Kastro that you can't miss this one. Lovely way to spend 30 mins any time of day but especially nice around sunset. Highly recommended.  more »
  • We went to the temple, and almost no one was there, so we got a really good experience. The temple wasn't a real temple, more like a door, but it was still well worth the visit! It is only a short.....  more
    We went to the temple, and almost no one was there, so we got a really good experience. The temple wasn't a real temple, more like a door, but it was still well worth the visit! It is only a short.....  more »
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  • Ancient site that is entirely free to visit and trusts visitors not to ruin the...ruins. You're free to enjoy not just the aged stones with its picture-window view of the Chora, but you can also walk the well trod cliff paths for shockingly blue views of the sea. Then head beneath for a taste at the Apollo Cafe.
  • Those who like history / sunset will like this place. 2500 years were not enough for the Greeks to build some good roads ( pavement ) on this peninsula. Hilarious. Watch your step, it is rocky.

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