Temple of Apollo (Palatia or Portara)

 Entering the port of Naxos, the eye of the visitor faces the majestic gate "Portara", Naxos trademark, eternal relic of the unfinished temple Apollo of the 6th century B.C., located on the small island of Bacchus (island united to the mainland today) and stands in front of Naxos and opposite the sacred island of Delos, the birthplace of the gods Apollo and Artemis and one of the most important religious and commercial centers of antiquity. The tradition connects the area of this small island of Bacchus to the legend of the abandoning of Ariadne on Naxos by Theseus and her marriage to the god Dionysus..

Crowds of visitors flock to the archaeological site of "Portara" (or "Palatia"), especially during the afternoon and admire the important monument and the spectacular natural scenery and also enjoy a magnificent sunset.