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Naxos is a strange Greek island in the Aegean Sea, combining a barren mountainous landscape in the North, with endless white sand beaches in the South. Local legend has it that many inhabitants originated from Crete. Fleeing Crete after an unsuccessful revolution against the Ottoman empire, they were looking for a place that would remind them of home; this they found in the mountainous regions of Naxos. This picture was taken at the tiny islet where the ruins of a temple to Apollo are located, just outside the main port. Only the entrance, called Portara ("large gate"), shown in the picture, survives today.

Photographer - Nicholas Rossis

Naxos (Greece) by Nicholas Rossis
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