Greece View of Naxos from Rotonda Restaurant

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Szabolcs Gulacsi

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This is a popular restaurant. Photographers are welcome if they take care not to disturb diners so be thoughtful. It would be nice to give something back and at least purchase drinks from the restaurant if you're not eating there.

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This view is from a restaurant in Naxos, perched on the side of the hill with perfect and picturesque views of Naxos proper and the neighbouring island Paros.

Photos can be taken both from inside (if the window wall is opened) or from the open terrace in front. I didn't use any tripod but the restaurant doesn't mind if there is space and you don't disturb other guests. The terrace is there for guest seating. I just perched myself on the railing and took the photos, easy-peazy.

My advice is to reserve in advance a seat at the window, although it's not required for the photos it's incredibly romantic to view the sunset from there.

Coming up the windy road you'll encounter the secondary viewpoint near a bend just below the final stretch to the restaurant. It offers a beautiful perspective of the island, albeit not as high as from the restaurant. If you don't want to go to the restaurant or it's full, try the tertiary waypoint. Just in front of the restaurant you'll find a dirt road leading up a hill to a GSM-tower. It is fenced off higher up, but you can gain some elevation and get the view you want.

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