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The Portara

Hora, Naxos Town, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Naxos Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Kavala, Greece
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The sunset is more than amazing.It leaves you speechless. Don't miss it for nothing! Make sure you have you camera with you.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great spot to have a wander and enjoy the views. Just follow your eyes from the port, up a few stairs and ground, and you are at the arch. On the way up, there is also a guy doing carvings on the spot-quite cute and reasonably priced (once you have a bit of a barter). Good spot for photos-good sunrise/sunset,... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It's hard to miss the Portara, since you can see it from anywhere along the port in Naxos Town, but it's well worth the time it takes to walk around it and enjoy the views up close--of the structure itself, of the town from that vantage point, and of the surrounding sea (and nearby Paros). It's also a good place... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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67 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Portara is a beautiful sight, but what impressed me most was the beach next to the pier. It had the most amazing water I saw during my trip to Naxos. I recommend wearing your swimsuit and bringing a towel when you visit, you'll definitely want to jump in! I recommend 2 spots: The 1st is on the right hand... More

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Naestved, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place to see the sun set! You go to the peninsula and enjoy the sun going down at the portara.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Loved the portara and the view of Naxos from there. It is such a wonderful spot to watch the sunset and to take photos.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The arch for the never completed temple of Apollo at the entrance to the port of Naxos is beautiful. It is a stunning landmark with great views of the town and port.

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Como, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A place to visit in the evening to watch the beautiful sunset and the view on Naxos Chora. A very historical place.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was great to be able to walk from the little port out to the Portara and imagine how it was when originally built. Culture, sea, sunshine combined. We loved being able to have a nice cool drink along the port, in a discretely placed café at the foot of the Portara.

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Basel, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A scenic walk out to the uncompleted gate to Apollo. You can also swim on each side of the Portara with the locals.

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