Naxos Sangri

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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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Ayiopetra Exclusive Getaway is more than ordinary holiday accommodation. It is a destination on its own! It is one of the most stylish accommodations on Naxos Island offering five luxury suites with beautiful gardens, private spaces and, incredible views. The hotel is beautifully designed and you can spend time wandering indoors and out, admiring the views, sipping cocktails, eating delicious fresh food, napping on daybeds, reading, resting and recuperating. Breakfast is a gastronomical feast with a wide selection of organic and fresh foods. Eat and sip your coffee with one of the best views on the island! It is located outside a traditional village (Sangri) and offers custom-designed suites with whitewashed walls, stunning fabrics and furniture, the comfiest king-size beds, the best linen and of course, a fabulous swimming pool. The suites are extremely private. And there’s the irresistible swimming pool too! It is recommended that you book your accommodation at Ayiopetra Hotel well in advance. Just select the suite that best suits your taste and requirements.

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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!