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Address: | Islet of Palatia, Naxos Town 84300, Greece
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Stunning - Impressive - Great spot

One feels humbled walking around Portara. And what a great view it offers to the rest of the island! A must when visiting Naxos, for sure! Sunset is the best time, however might... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One feels humbled walking around Portara. And what a great view it offers to the rest of the island! A must when visiting Naxos, for sure! Sunset is the best time, however might be busy. Still awesome though!

Thank Danae P
Co Cork
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This looks lovely when you arrive into Naxos port but the walk up to this is lovely and relaxing, best time is about 6/7 pm in summer/late summer time for the sunset, most beautiful time to go up here. Gorgeous photo ops here and many tourists but plenty of room for everyone. A must see when in Naxos!

Thank Totalamnesia
Quebec, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portara de Apollo is a very impressive feature of the Naxos landscape. The walk to the site can be an adventure in itself as you have to walk along a narrow path while being exposed to sea spray and waves. It is however quite worth it. From the structure, you have a spectacular view of Chora and the Kastro... More 

Thank j0h2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to take a walk and enjoying the view from this little "island" towards the city. There are not many sightseeings in the center, so this is maybe the most interesting.

Thank Ufetz
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A short walk from the centre of Old Town, the Portara is worth trekking up to, and the view of the city/ocean is great. Also some nice places to sit/swim along the water on your way up.

Thank Beetay
Cincinnati Ohio
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191 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This site seems to be one of the things to do in Naxos since it's easily accessible from the port walkway and provides an excellent view of the port and the castle overlooking it. In retrospect, I wish I had acquainted myself with it's history before I went. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable walk.

Thank NKyAdventurer
Toronto, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Find out Portara's history. Can be enjoyed from afar, and as a little excursion over to the tip of the port.

Thank Max H
Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The view from up there was very humbling! Being an art/architecture major, I specifically appreciate those features that gives you an insight to the history of the place and enrich the culture

Thank WhenNinaTravels
Perth Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This arch stands at the entrance to the harbour. It is very prominent and seems a little lonely, with nothing around. it is a nice walk out to it and there are usually lots of tourists

Thank waboy
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We came up for sunset one night. It's not a long walk from the main part of town. It has nice views and is worth making the trip, although there isn't a ton to see or do, so you don't need long there.

Thank LizM201486

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