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Portara

| Islet of Palatia, Naxos Town 84300, Greece
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Worth the short walk

It's a very nice short walk along the boardwalk ( watch the waves they can come right over the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aaronbutt
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Hong Kong, China
Go for the sunset

I thought it was cheesy to go see the sunset here, along with dozens of tourists, but I was glad I... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
tomgL4376EO
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“easy walk” (16 reviews)
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| Islet of Palatia, Naxos Town 84300, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very nice short walk along the boardwalk ( watch the waves they can come right over the street when fools cause wakes going too fast in and out). The ancient ruin of a temple which looks to have been partially restored then left...More

Thank aaronbutt
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I thought it was cheesy to go see the sunset here, along with dozens of tourists, but I was glad I did. The sunset from the Portara was magical. I ended up going twice to see the sunset. Find a spot off a path, a...More

1  Thank tomgL4376EO
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was a very beautiful spot at sunset. Romantic Not to busy but I'd get there a little early to wander around and find your preferred view.

Thank Britt D
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

You will have some amazing views from here of Naxos town. Also, while going here, you will discover amazing hidden spots which will take your breath away.

Thank yama r
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

You don’t need a tour guide to see the Portara. It is a visual you see when coming into the port, it has history which you can find online. It took us all of 10 minutes to walk around it and snap a few pictures...More

Thank ShazzG
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This enigmatic pair of columns and lintels, on the headland overlooking Chora Harbour, is part of the ruins of the Temple of Apollo ( although there is some dispute about that). It is the first thing you see coming in on the ferry, distinctive and...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

You see the Portara as soon as your ferry boat approaches the island of Naxos. It's a landmark that goes hand in hand with the island of Naxos. Not much information on site about this structure. From my reading, I understood it to be a...More

1  Thank jacquesmoss
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A short walk from town through the causeway will give you a great view of this amazing old structure and great views back into town and surrounding coastlines. Does get a bit windy so may need a jacket in cooler weathering. Sunset renders some good...More

Thank M00nTraveller
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The islet itself was so peaceful while the sea around was wild and exciting on one side and calm enough to swim on the other. Unfortunately I was there too late in the year to see sunset over the sea but it must be a...More

Thank Nondescript43
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Everyone goes here to watch the sunset and it is beautiful. To stand near this 2,500 year old doorway was an incredible experience for a history buff like me

Thank scrizzle
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