The Temple of Apollo – Portara
The single remaining part of an unfinished temple of Apollo of 530 BC, is the island's emblem and main landmark. Its construction was initiated by the tyrant Lygdamis in the 6th century BC, according to the specifications of the temples of Olympic Zeus in Athens and of the goddess Hera on Samos. Standing on the islet of Palatia, at the entrance to Naxos harbor, it comprises four marble parts weighing about 20 tons each. Standing on the islet of Palatia, at the entrance to Naxos harbor.