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Portara

| Islet of Palatia, Naxos Town 84300, Greece
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A quick visit, not much to see

You don’t need a tour guide to see the Portara. It is a visual you see when coming into the port... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ShazzG
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New York
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Iconic monument

This enigmatic pair of columns and lintels, on the headland overlooking Chora Harbour, is part of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gregory D
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New Lambton
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| Islet of Palatia, Naxos Town 84300, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had this as our view from our hotel. I has small steps and a path that guides you all around the perimeter of the Portara. Lovely views across to Naxos accessed via a little walk way across from the port and town. Feels like...More

1  Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

No crowds. Just a peaceful walk to view up close to a very old piece of history. Waves crashing all around just added to the beauty.

Thank kjd777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the sunset from the ruins is an essential part of a holiday on Naxos, for the wonderful views and the atmosphere among the crowd as the great ball of orange sinks below the hills of Paros island across the water. The site is well...More

Thank annaheussaff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This iconic landmark is a must see. We went late afternoon but evening would give you spectacular photos. The walk up is fairly easy. Wear flat shoes as the water spraying onto the path may make the path a little slippery.

Thank Rallitsa
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