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Address: Hora, Naxos Town, Greece

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The landmark of Naxos

If you were to reach Naxos by Blue Star Ferry, this will be the first prime landmark ( a 2500 years marble doorway)you will see upon entering the port. This monument overlooks the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you were to reach Naxos by Blue Star Ferry, this will be the first prime landmark ( a 2500 years marble doorway)you will see upon entering the port. This monument overlooks the ocean and yes, it's another place great for photo taking. The monument is huge and just a short stroll uphill from the port. The piece itself is... More 

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thessaloniki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Naxos landmark, Portara is a great monument from the past.The scenic is great!!Totally recommended for a visit or two!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Unbelievable views, photographs likened to a picture postcard. Potara meaning door, the door of the temple of Appollo. The horizon featuring the island of Paros..... This is a must when you visit Naxos. The best time to go is half hour before sunset to digest the atmosphere of fellow tourists. As a regular traveller to Naxos,the island where my mother... More 

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Modena, Italy
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The sunset here is astonishing. You breath the sea and the mediterranean flora! Take your time, sit on a rock and simply listen, smell and watch. Pause.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is the symbol of Naxos and you cannot miss it even if you want to. It looks nice from the town, on a small hill, and has nice path to it. From the top, you have beautiful view of old town, port and rock dam. No way you can miss the view, when you need just five minutes to... More 

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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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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