Temple of Apollo, Naxos

4.7
Perched on a hilltop a few minutes' walk from the town center, Temple of Apollo offers stunning views of the harbor and the open sea. All that is left from the ancient temple is the foundations, temple floor, and massive 2,500-year-old marble doorway that point in the direction of Delos, Apollo's birthplace. The tyrant Lygdamis commissioned the huge temple around 530 BCE, but the building was never completed. A walk to the 8 m (26 ft) high marble gate is very popular with tourists, so expect crowds, especially in the evening. Using our online itinerary creator, Naxos attractions like Temple of Apollo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Fantastic preservation of an ancient site. The walk is easy and enjoyable, and thankfully when we went it wasn’t very busy  more »
  • This is a must see when going to Greece or naxos, about 5 mins walk from the main town and about 10 mins walk from the pier itself. A little light hike on the way up to the temple but the view is outs...  more »
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  • Definitely go there at the sunset!!!! Idyllic, romantic and panoramic sea view! Also take few minutes to read its story, really interesting!
  • Wonderful. Just few steps from downtown Naxos. Actually the name of the city is Chora and the name of the island is Naxos. Late in the night the view is great but be careful. You should have headlights because the powerful lightning of the temple almost blinds you. After the visit just relax for a half an hour or more at the Appollo's Paradise restaurant. You will find nothing special but the place.
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