Sangri Village in Naxos

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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Guest 2010-09
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!
Guest 2015-12
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. :)

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