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The Portara

Hora, Naxos Town, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Naxos Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Náxos, Kikladhes, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Portara has the best view in Cyclades for my opinion!!!!! From there someone can see the old castle, Chora and the port of Naxos!!!!!!!

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New Westminster, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It is an easy walk up to the Portara.. There is a beach also there. Good view of the ocean and the town of Naxos.

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Notts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You just have to go out to visit, sunsets are spectacular as is the view back over the causeway to the old town

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a cool historical sight to see! Especially when it is silhouetted against a beautiful Naxos sunset =] I find it amazing that the portara is still standing after all this time!

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Portara is certainly very impressive sitting out there on the edge of the harbour. Lots of photo taking opportunities. The view of the harbour and castle looking back from the Portara is beautiful. If you have time, stop in at the café/restaurant on the side of the hill. It is a perfect place to spend some time over a... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can really sense the history with a visit to the Portara, also there are some great views and photos to be taken.

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Edinburgh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Or sunrise - of you think too many people spoil the atmosphere. get there in plenty of time so that you are in the best spot to see the sun set behind the portara.

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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The site is very impressive and a little mysterious. The view of the old town from Portara, is gorgious

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Kavala, Greece
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

we visit Portara with my beloved one at the time of the sunset.The feeling was just magical.I totally prefered that sunset than Santorini's

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Rothrist, Switzerland
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The portara ist a very nice place, the whole day are plenty of tourists roud about. But the hype is, to catch the sunset in the middle of the portara. There is only one smal place to make the best picture and belife me, a bagful of photographers, what a pleasure to look from a secure position this spectacle.

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