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Tempel of Demeter in Naxos

The Temple of Demeter lies about 3 kilometres south of the small village of Sangri, almost in the middle of the island, about 12 kilometres from Naxos Town.

 

Tempel of Demeter. Naxos.

Tempel of Demeter.

 

 

The temple - which dates from 600 BC - was rediscovered in 1949 by the Greek archaeologist Kontoleon. The temple itself was partly ruined in the 6th century AD and then it fell into disrepair. Between 1976 and 1995, extensive excavation works was made in the area, and then they decided to restore the temple.

 

Temple of Demeter. Sangri. Naxos.

Temple of Demeter is beautifully situated in a valley.

 

Parts of the temple is now renovated, copies of columns and pillars have been erected and you get a pretty clear picture of how the temple once looked. Today, the temple of Demeter is a popular destination for both tourists and locals. It is well worth a visit.


If you are not interested in old temples, I can give you a tip about Johnny's Taverna, located in the village of Sangri, not far from the temple. That there is a taverna in such a small village is nothing one expect. Johnny's Taverna has won several awards for its good food.

 

Johnny's Taverna in Sangri, close toTempel of Demeter in Naxos.

Johnny's Taverna in Sangri, close toTempel of Demeter.


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