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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  • You can feel the vibes from the ancient temple in the very first second the view is picturesque and definitely breathtaking. 
    You can feel the vibes from the ancient temple in the very first second the view is picturesque and definitely breathtaking.  more »
  • You can view the ruins from afar and the pictures to be taken are fantastic. It's amazing to even think how the ancient Greeks carried each 20-ton stone to its place and to get there is also... 
    You can view the ruins from afar and the pictures to be taken are fantastic. It's amazing to even think how the ancient Greeks carried each 20-ton stone to its place and to get there is also...  more »
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  • the most admired attraction in the city. The reason is simple the place has a chunk of history, art and culture to it, adhering to its old legacy and mystique. The place is actually a ruin of Apollo’s temple, the god of sun & light, that casts a dramatic frame of ancient collonaded against the blue of the sky.
  • The symbol of the island of Naxos. It is an impressive main gate with large pillars of stone. It is a short climb around up and you can walk around. It is popular with sunset seekers but it can get very busy, so get there earlier for a good spot.

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