Naxos Sights & Monuments - Located in the village of Sangri, a region steeped in history and home to numerous monasteries, castles, and ancient monuments, the Dimitra Temple in Naxos, Greece, also known as the Sanctuary of Giroylas, is a significant monument of the Ionic period. Estimated to have been built around 520 BC, this temple is a forerunner to the Parthenon and is renowned for its secrets waiting to be explored. Made of exquisite white marble, the temple has a square shape and features marble columns both inside and at the front. The restoration of this temple was particularly challenging for archaeologists, given that a Christian church had been built over it in the 6th century AD, and parts of the church remained intertwined with the temple.

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