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This is a wonderful site, positioned in mountainous landscape in central Naxos. High on a plateau... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Spectacular Scenery Far from Crowds

This is a stunning site dating to 530 BCE, and is in quite remarkable condition considering its age... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
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All reviews small museum rolling hills beautiful countryside free entry worth a trip rented a car worth the effort ancient ruins lovely location interesting information agricultural area the main road greek history entrance fee scenic drive interesting place paved path
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

These are reasonably complete ruins that take about 15-20 minutes to take in. It's easy to envision islanders from 2,500 years ago coming here. The small museum is worth the price of admission and the money helps keep this site in good shape.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D H
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is a wonderful site, positioned in mountainous landscape in central Naxos. High on a plateau, amongst olive groves and farm land, you can understand why the ancient Greeks and those who came before them chose this site. Walking around the reconstructed facade and ruins,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning site dating to 530 BCE, and is in quite remarkable condition considering its age and exposed location. The signs all around are easy to read and tell you about its origins and construction. The site is in the middle of an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Wnderlust80
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Demeter's Grotto will stretch the imagination. There is quite a substantial amount still surviving and unlike some sites it is possible to picture what the grotto would have been like. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

In the middle of agricultural fields stand the ruins of another temple built from marble. apparently Naxos exports 360,000 tonne per annum so there is no shortage of the stuff. The path is done with stone slabs with gaps so don't wear heels like some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Dimitra's Temple situated on top of a hill in the middle of an argiculture area. Dimitra was the goddess of agriculture in ancient Greeek times. This temple is unique as its 2 entrances (entrance or exit) are in the long side of the temple and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Very nice laid out ancient site in Naxos...not far from downtown Hora. There is also a museum, but we didn't hit that. Path to site and sitting area were both top-notch. Some of the best signage explaining the site and it's history of any spot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JoeSarks
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Naxos is a great island with interesting things to see and explore that tell you about the history. We were pleased we visited the temple for the history and the stunning views. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mumstarof3
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My favourite place to sit and write, soaking up the history, culture and atmosphere. Magical beauty.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank deborahhewson
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Although one of the lesser know monuments of the island, is a must see for every visitor. Having undergone a great restoration, remains an iconic example of archaic architecture. It's worth the ride!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Liz H
Houston, Texas
About Sangri (6 Replies)
I'm looking into renting a villa (in September) located in Sangri village and was wondering if anyone can give insight into the town. All I can find from the internet is that: 1. it's next to the Temple of Demeter 2. It has a restaurant I'd be interested to know how far the nearest shops are, if there's a car rental location nearby, etc. Even if you can only share what time the restaurant opens, that'd be great! Thank you!
January 11, 2013|
Response fromkristinaki|
In sangri you have 1 taverna called yiannis and a church. Nearest shop should indeed be xalki and nearest car rental, would say mikri vigla. Car rental location does not really matter since they bring & pick up the car anyway. Sangri is in the middle of a farm area, it will be a 5-10 min drive to the nearest beach resort, i.e. mikri vigla where you have more tavernas, 2 supermarkets, rental agency, travel agency.
Toronto, Canada
1-day road trip (14 Replies)
Will be at Naxos for 4 nights in September and I've been reading up various topics in the forum on things to do. We're planning on renting a car for a one-day trip around the island. One of the suggested itinerary from a previous posting is the following: Halki - Filoti - Apeiranthos - Apollonas - lunch at Koronos - Starvos Keramotis - Moni/ Kinidaros I'm just trying to get a better grasp of what to expect from the road trip. Would appreciate if someone can help me with my questions: ...More
August 03, 2011|
Response fromMitsa|
Thanks for posting this- saved me some digging!
Papillion, Nebraska
Trip Report 5-24 thru 5-28 (10 Replies)
First off, thank you to all the regulars and those who have contributed here. Information was very helpful. I will write separate TR’s for Santorini and Athens. Took the 10:45am ferry from Santorini to Naxos. Some confusion there as our tickets said Seajet Champion 2. Luckily I overheard some people talking about things changing so I went to the Seajet office. They said that we were on the Champion 1 boat. No one had mentioned that to us. And once on the ferry, our assigned seat we had...More
June 04, 2018|
Response fromPennylee|
Thank you Papilliontraveler for this report. So excited to be there and see it with my own eyes in less than a month! Did you find the drive hazardous in the mountains? Do you speak greek and if not, was it easy to deal with people in english? What were your favorite restaurants? Thanks for the great report!