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The Portara

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Address: Hora, Naxos Town, Greece

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Sunsets!

One of the best sunsets during summer months, get there for 19:30 with a bottle and snacks and be amazed. On breezy evenings you might get wet crossing the causeway - but well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best sunsets during summer months, get there for 19:30 with a bottle and snacks and be amazed. On breezy evenings you might get wet crossing the causeway - but well worth it

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paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

this place is so romantic so kitch so touristic than everyone can find there something to see to do to enjoy, but as you will understood, this is something like eiffel tower in Paris : you will never be the only one (or the only two) to appreciate delicately this singular hellenic and beautiful place this is so since ancient... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you want the experience of the ancient greeks relaxing at the best view of Greece at sunset you must visit PORTARA and learn the myth!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you come in the daytime, you get a good look at the carving of the stone and can puzzle over just how did they cut the stone, shape it, bring it to the site and assemble it? And what would the temple have looked like if it had ever been finished beyond building the Portara. Come back in the... More 

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Summerside, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Visit in late afternoon so you can have a swim, dine in town and watch the sunset over the Porta. Walking distance from the ferry terminal.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

When you arrive in Naxos, you will almost immediately see the Temple of Apollo on the hill. It is worth the short climb up the hill to walk around it and possibly get some good photos. Wear appropriate footwear as the ground is uneven.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The best view on the island..... A place which all the people who visit this wonderful island have to see.....

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Timisoara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

From the port it takes a short stroll along the seaside and a 70-80 stairs to climb to get the best view of town and sea,amazing ! When we were there ,the sea had big waves making noise,the sky was clear and it was a pleasure just to just relax there.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It didn't look like much from town, but this little peninsula just outside town offers a nice view of the town and is a little escape from the crowds. Except maybe at sunset, when it looked like a lot of people headed that way.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We thought we would be the only one here to watch the sunset! First of all, it was a very invigorating walk out to the site. The wind was up and the waves were crashing onto the causeway. When we got to the door, there was a large throng of people already gathered with cameras in hand to shoot the... More 

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