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Address: Ano Sangri, Greece

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Location is a bit off, but it's very nice when you get here. We came from the back side, wish made us miss the magnificent entrance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

In Sangri under the hill of Profiti Ellias, you will find the beautiful temple of Demeter which is called after Demeter, the grain goddess. Only recently (ten years back), the temple was restored by German archaeologists to its present state. Said temple is one of the few known temples with a square floor plan.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Location is a bit off, but it's very nice when you get here. We came from the back side, wish made us miss the magnificent entrance.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went there by car. I think there are also bus tours available, so I warmly recommend you to visit it. The remnants of the temple, preserved (it was rebuilt from ruins after they have discovered that most of the parts are still there), were a very nice sight. Path that leads to the temple is dreamy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Even though the temple stands in open wheat fields we found it difficult to find as the signposting on the main road and through the village is poor. However we persevered and were rewarded with a private visit (we were the only ones there) in the late afternoon sun, which beautifully highlighted the temple. There's not much information at the... More 

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ever since I learned of Greek mythology, I longed to travel to Greece. It was truly amazing to stand in front of a temple dedicated to the goddess of agriculture and harvest. The marble stones are beautiful as well, shining brightly under the sun. The walk up to the temple was also beautiful, as I am amazed by the views... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Renting a car on Naxos is a good idea. The interior is beautiful. This temple was isolated, but that was part of its charm. Free to explore and get wonderful photos. Could have provided more historical info.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This has been partially reconstructed with mostly original materials to give you a good idea of its size and shape. The small museum gives a bit more insight into the site. Its free. The surrounds are as spectacular now as they probably were 2600 years ago.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is once again an example of Greek architecture, suddenly fading away by the calamities, wars and weather erosion. Some parts of the Temple being restored, one might say is a must see, while on Naxos

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This classic partially restored all white Temple was built in late 6th century B C was dedicated to both Apollo and Demeter, who was the Goddess of Earth and Fertility. The Temple was the genesis in the development in the development of the classical Greek architecture. The Museum nearby houses the most important finds from the excavations, during the restoration... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Loved this little visit to the "temple of lizards" as my kids called it after spotting so many of the little guys sunbathing on the marble slabs. Lovely remote location, absolutely archetypical Cycladic countryside, and a 2500 year old ruin, you can't go wrong for a short visit.

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Address: Ano Sangri, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Naxos

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