Naxos Sangri

Information about Sangri

Sangri Naxos: Sangri village is located at a distance of 12 km southeast of Chora, the capital and main port of Naxos. This stands out of the Cycladic style, as the dominant colors are grey and brown. Like most mountainous villages of Naxos, it has Medieval architecture, in constrast to the coastal settlements of the island with Cycladic architecture.

The village is divided in Ano and Kato Sangri, with a distance of couple km between them. The village is also famous for the Byzantine monasteries and the ancient Temple of Demetra, about 1,5 km south from Ano Sangri. This temple is one of the most interesting archaeological monuments on the island. It was made of marble and dates back to 530 B.C.

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How to get to Sangri

There are many different ways to get to Sangri from any location on the island.
Airport to Sangri: 10.3 km / 6.4 miles | Port to Sangri: 12 km / 7.4 miles | Chora to Sangri: 12 km / 7.4 miles

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Naxos transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Naxos with as little as 15 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Sangri and many other places of interest in Naxos at their own pace.

Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Sangri during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Naxos airport to Sangri: Note that there is no bus station at the airport and the best option is to book a car or a transfer. If you still want to use the public bus, after exiting the airport buildings, follow the road to the left, the bus station (Naxos Camp) is located 500 meters away. From Naxos Camp, visitors can take the bus route Plaka - Agia Anna > Chora (approximately every 30 minutes during summer) to Naxos central station. From there, visitors should take a bus to reach Sangri.
From Naxos port to Sangri: The bus station is located at the port of Naxos. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Naxos should take a bus to reach Sangri.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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Reviews of Sangri, Naxos

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  • ablutsauger 09 Dec 2015
    A little abandoned but great place
    The "original" Temple of Demeter was built in 6th BC. The temple was a ruin for ages, but recently, it was discovered that most of its parts are still "alive", so it was reconstructed, plastered... and we have the result we have.
    The place is very nice, with long path surrounded by trees leading to it, and church and very cute museum (which was closed at the time of our visit).
    The temple is in the middle of nowhere, with practically no signs. I'm not sure about the bus tours, but if you have rented a car, you'll find it pretty easily, and then you can continue for a trekking on Zeus mountain. :)
  • summer 22 Sep 2010
    Need for reconstruction plan
    A little mess to find the temple because signs were not very enlightening. We asked some locals in Sangri and eventually we found it, right after a turn, 2 km from Ano Sangri. It was a lovely temple, as all ancient Greek sanctuaries. This one was for Demeter, the goddess of fertility and grain. Not a surprise actually, if you think that Naxos has green and fertile land. We saw many people cultivating the land on our holidays in Naxos. As I was saying, the temple was lovely but sure a plan for its reconstruction must start. It is really a pity that so beautiful ancient sights are sometimes abandoned due to lack of money or plan. Next to the temple, there is a tiny chapel. Ancient and christian sanctuaries side by side!

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