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Address: Ano Sangri, Greece
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A taste of the history in th epen foelds

When visiting Naxos we normally take the walk from Ano Sagri to the Temple of Demeter. It is a reconstruction of the temple for the Godess of the harvest. If you visit in spring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lindesnes Municipality, Norway
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Lindesnes Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Naxos we normally take the walk from Ano Sagri to the Temple of Demeter. It is a reconstruction of the temple for the Godess of the harvest. If you visit in spring you can clearly imagine why it had to be built at this very place, overlooking the richest fields of Naxos.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is in a great location with amazing views. The temple has a very interesting history - make sure to visit the little museum first to understand the history and then go up to see the temple

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Thank Timos1
Naxos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

In Demetras temple in the valley of Sangri, except for Demetra and Kore (Persephone) they were probably worsiping Apollonas and Zas as well and perhaps others too. Since the 8th century there was a outdoor sanctuary. The final phase was completed around 540-530 BC, during Lygdamis rule (the tyrant of Naxos) and everything was made out of marble. Probably the... More 

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Thank Christos S
Sydney Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It pales in comparison with other historic ruins and definitely the signage needs a touch up but if your touring the Island it's still worth a stop. It is a bit confusing when different names are used and the signposts are nearly non existent.There is not that much left and what is has been re-built but it is still interesting.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is definitely off the beaten path, and we were considering there to be more (more people, more signage, more things to see) than there actually was, considering it seemed to be a must-do thing when driving around the island. In reality, the signs were faded and it made the site not that interesting. There are so many ruins in... More 

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Thank LizM201486
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Well if you go by public bus it's about 4km to the actual site following the road. If you take the signs going cross country it is shorter but be ready to climb over wire and stone fences. The signs on this 'cross country' route actually run out. Lucky the Temple is on a hill and you can orienteer towards... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

the place lies in a remote region of Naxos Island, and is generally accessible by car, or on an organized tour, good to see

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

It's only a 5-10 minute walk up the hill to see this lovely ancient site. We loved it.. Apparently it's been reconssucted.. Like many sites.. But does it really matter.. The stones and carvings are ancient & it's magnificent

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

The temple is gorgeous and was not busy at all the day we went to visit. I think there were 6-8 people there when we were there. You can easily follow the signs to find it. It's only 20-30 minutes from Naxos town. The temple sits in the middle of the mountains which provides a gorgeous back drop. You can... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Located in a lovely, fertile valley, these ruins to the goddess of fertility are well preserved and displayed. Take a bus or half day tour to see these if you don't want to drive.

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