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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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Kavala, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice romantic vista for when the sun goes down; just get there early enough to avoid all the knobbers who are after the perfect picture rather than trying to enjoy a perfect moment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful ancient temple with great views of the town and surrounding islands. One of the main attractions on Naxos and easy to get to. Unfortunately no real information on the temple at the site but entry is free.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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68 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You can easily see this "portal" from the harbor. It looks like a door to another world. Too bad the rest of the temple was destroyed. I'm sure it would have been impressive as well.

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Kingston, Canada
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Portara is so synomis with Naxos. It is a must see and surprisingly very easy to get to. It is the perfect spot for that sunset photo. Located at the port just to the north. Easily 5 minutes from the downtown shops and restaurants and easily walkable.

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Paris, France
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The door of phos amazing art of ancient greeks and much more mathematics geometry...and so on.very romantic and powerfull sunset

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Sunset from Portara is a must see. An ancient temple, dedicated to God Appolon, with a stunning view to Naxos harbor, the Castle and nearby islands (Paros, Delos, Mykonos).

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

You cannot miss this site. It's one of the main things to see in Naxos. You can spot it from afar, especially when you're arriving by Ferry. The site itself is not big, but it's no doubt a photo moment. It's free to enter. I suggest you don't take pics at night unless you have a goo camera to do... More

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Athens, Greece
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Amazing sunset to be had at the Portara with amazing photos. Mindblowing pictures to be had of the town from here, the portara itself and the views, Coming here felt like a magical experience.

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