NAXOS – Portara

The impressive Portara, a massive marble doorway that leads nowhere, is the most famous landmark of Naxos island. The Portara stands on the islet of Palatia, which was once a hill (the Mediterranean has risen quite a bit since antiquity). It was built during the 6th century B.C. as part of a marble temple which was never completed.The temple was probably dedicated to Apollo, because the Portara exactly faces West to Delos, the island of Apollo. The gate is around 6m high and about 3,5m wide and was built with 4 separate, of which only 3 columns remain.

Release Dates

2008, 2009

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 2
  • Coin Alloy Color: pale gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: NAXOS
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: no
  • Location: NAXOS, Greece