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Imagery location for Portara on Naxos

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: David Letourneau, Diane Chau, Hunter Carline, Courtney Pham Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Dec 29, 2018 11:45 AM History
Location of the entryway of Portara, determined by matching Google satellite imagery with published plans.


{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 25.372281, 37.110195 ] }



Google Earth and Partners Imagery 2015


  • Classical (Greco-Roman; 550 BC-330 BC) (confident)
  • Late Antique (AD 300-AD 640) (confident)


The temple's construction was abandoned in 506 BC when Lygdamis was overthrown. The temple is thought to have been converted into a church around the 5th century AD. The entrance was too heavy to be removed during later spoliation, and thus now stands alone as the Portara.