Naós Tou Dionýsou Ýria

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Naós Tou Dionýsou Ýria
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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aperry932
Powder Springs, GA352 contributions
Worthwhile if you are in the area
Sep 2019
Well preserved temple site with plenty of signage that describes everything that you see on site. It's about a ten minute hike uphill to get to the site and the cost is 4 euros per person to get in.
Glad we went.
Written September 24, 2019
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Dani G
31 contributions
A nice site
Aug 2019 • Friends
A nice and well maintained place. There is a museum with the reconstruction and explanation related to the site, very interesting and well done. The site has been in part reconstructed, nevertheless is very interesting to visit.
Entrance with 4€ fee.
Closed on Tuesday. Opening hours 8:45 - 15:45
Written September 4, 2019
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MrandMrsRo
Chester, UK1,369 contributions
Small site but pleasant
Jul 2019 • Couples
We walked here from our accommodation in St Georges Beach - quiet road leading from just past the big Spa supermarket - took about half an hour each way.

Cost 4 euros entry - not a lot to see - probably only stayed about 15-20 mins but nice enough ancient site with a very small museum with a few artefacts.
Written July 22, 2019
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duffi
Somerset124 contributions
Beautiful..
Jun 2019 • Couples
Such a pretty place and so lovely and calm. Beautifully kept and a must see in Naxos.. A wonderful place to sit and relax under the shade of the trees..
Written July 6, 2019
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Leon B
Bradfield, UK46 contributions
A serene Dionysus
Mar 2019
Each time I visit Naxos I make a pilgrimage to this sanctuary. As it's not on any bus route, the choice is between a pilgrimage on foot or travel by hired transport, which seems inappropriate for this sacred site. The spirit of Dionysus still pervades the place, an ambivalent god - inviting and assisting, but also unpredictable and destructive - to whom supplicants came millennia ago, just as the spirit of Apollo, looking across the sea to Delos, seems to inhabit the Portara. The pagan worshippers of old chose the perfect location in the heart of the countryside to pay homage: the goats and the cattle that would have been familiar to them still frequent the fields, though no longer kept for sacrifice to the deity but rather to be served up to the tourists for 6 to 8 euros a shot.
There is even a prized bull in the field just outside the sanctuary that eyes you as you pass. More impressive than the bull, however, are the mountains that flank the temple, lending a sense of serenity and enclosure to the well-tended site, secure from the cares of the harsh everyday world beyond, now as then.
Written March 12, 2019
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Ojl123
Stowmarket, UK202 contributions
Day trip
Jun 2018
This was one of the stops on a day trip we went on. The site is interesting and the views are also great.
Written June 23, 2018
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Batmanda
LA, CA13 contributions
Closed on Mondays!
Oct 2017 • Couples
Just wanted to share with fellow travelers that this historic site has a fence around it and is closed on Mondays! We did the 40 min walk from Naxos town, which has some minimal signage so it wasn't too hard to find, but unfortunately we didn't know it was closed that day.
Written October 9, 2017
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JUBABS
BATH17 contributions
Small but definately worth a look.
Aug 2017 • Friends
Just a 30 to 40 minute walk from Naxos Chora along a not too busy road

So peaceful and well maintained it was lovely to stroll around and view the columns etc
There is also a small museum which is very interesting.
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Written August 23, 2017
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Superkatt
Sweden6,682 contributions
Ionian order column originated here, at Dionysos Sanctuary in Naxos
Sep 2016 • Couples
This attractive Sanctuary and Temple of Dionysos lies little off the tourist track, but still just 15-20 minutes drive from town of Naxos, near the village of Yria. Dionysos has been the main god worshipped in Naxos from the beginning of the ancient times, maybe because of the prevailing industry of the island being the wine/grapes as well as marble. Dionysos, the god of wine, was worshipped in this sanctuary since 6 c BC, and on this site from 13th century BC. Sanctuary began with a small Temple, then during the years adding banquet halls, priests quarters etc. It is historically proven and accepted that the first example on the planet of a column in the Ionian style comes from this very site and is originated at this Sanctuary in 6th century BC. Museum on the site showing and explaining the history of this architecture detail as well as history of this Temple.
Written January 7, 2017
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docwhiteaustin
Austin, TX344 contributions
Small Site but Very Interesting
Jun 2015 • Family
This site is a bit hard to find and requires private transport as it is somewhat off the beaten path. However we all enjoyed seeing the farms and dairies we passed on our way. Late June-early July seemed to be the peak of season for Naxos' famous potato crop and we saw tons of them on their way from the fields. Back to Dionysus - the site is well cared for and pretty interesting despite the lack of huge upright columns and other grand-scale ruins. Actually impressive in its simplicity, set amongst pretty trees with lots of shade and views of Naxos' landscape. Written descriptions and references are better here than a lot of other sites. Interesting old water well in parking lot near entrance.
Written September 22, 2015
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