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Temple of Demeter

Ano Sangri, Greece
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Ranked #17 of 50 attractions in Naxos
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Nova Scotia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
11 attraction reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were staying not too far from here at Faros Studios in Naxos,and this spot was recommened to us.......We rented a Fiat Panda ,and off we went........It is a rather long climb up a steep hill, and would be difficult perhaps in hotter weather but we were there in late May. Took me probably 15 minutes to reach the summit,... More

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Welling, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A partially restored temple from pre-acropolis days in the middle of the island surrounded by countryside. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
15 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our wonderful hotel (Faros Apartments) prepared a schedule of places to visit around Naxos and the Temple was one of the first on their list. We arrived mid-morning early in May and enjoyed a wander round the temple and grounds. The island was quiet and there were just a few other visitors which added to the peace and atmosphere of... More

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Corfu, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 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... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 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... More

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Lindesnes Municipality, Norway
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34 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 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... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 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

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Vancouver, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
43 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is not on the scale of the Acropolis however a worthwhile and interesting example of Greek Classical period . Now in a virtually uninhabited place but would have supported a sizeable population in those days.

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Stenloese, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Interesting spot but we also copped that bloke selling fruit that Emilyelf referred to below. He wasn't pushy with us but we certainly realised later he was full of it when saying it was freshly picked - and he overcharged us big time. Bit of a laugh really - at least we did our bit for the Greek economy. The... More

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