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The Sanctuary at Flerio (Melanes)

Near the well-known Koúros of Flerió (Mélanes) an ancient sanctuary has been excavated, in which the patron gods of the marble quarry and the nearby springs were worshiped. It is one of the oldest sanctuaries of the island, dating back … Continue reading

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The temple of Apollo and the Portara

The best known symbol of the island of Naxos is the gigantic ancient portal of the Temple of Apollo in Naxos-Town, the Portára. It stands conspiciously on a small island that is connected by a pier to the Chóra (“Palátia”) … Continue reading

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The Temple of Dionysus at Iria

The area around the capital of the island of Naxos, Chóra, has been inhabited for millennia. Excavations show that from the Early Bronze Age (Cycladic culture) on a significant settlement (excavation Grótta) existed in the same place as today’s city, … Continue reading

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The Temple of Demeter in Sangri

The Temple of Demeter at Sangrí is one of Naxos’ main attractions. The temple, which dates back to the Archaic era, is small in size, but of great significance for the development of Greek temple architecture. It is built according … Continue reading

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