Paraportiani Church, Mykonos Town

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#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Mykonos
Arguably the most popular of the 400 churches on the island of Mykonos, features five whitewashed chapels built on top of one another. One of the Aegean's architectural highlights, the church stands out in dazzling white and provides a favorite photographic backdrop for the island's many visitors. Built in stages between the 14th and 17th centuries, the multi-layered structure's main feature is its domed church of the Virgin Mary on the top, which can be reached by an external staircase made of stone. At dusk the soft light of the setting sun creates good conditions for dramatic snapshots. Work out when and for how long to visit Paraportiani Church and other Mykonos Town attractions using our handy Mykonos Town road trip tool .
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  • It's lovely to see this church that melts wax candles as you walk along the sun of the sea. You don't have to look for it, you don't have to go through the Miklos walk. Look at the sea, the church is not wrong. Near the restaurant is a street, there are a number of bars and restaurants. You can also overlook the famous car.
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  • Beautiful church, location ideal, is perfect to visit the sunset and take beautiful pictures!
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  • Construction started in 1425 and was finished in the 17th century. Actually this is a 5 church complex. 4 are dedicated to Saint Eustathios, Saint Sozon, Saints Anargyroi and Saint Anastasia and const...  more »
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  • The buildings in the area definitely needs a lot of white paint. It almost feels like I'm in an area that just got snowed in. Interesting architecture and shape for buildings.
  • Very special looking church, just come here and take some photos.
  • Most photographed church in Mykonos. As a matter of fact it is not a single church, but four, one next to the other, the oldest one since the 15th century AD. Indeed worth some shots. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful Greek Orthodox church.
  • unique. so much white

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For proximity to the town's best cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs, stay in the charming neighborhood of Little Venice, which overlooks the water and offers options ranging from party hostels to comfortable guesthouses. For something more luxurious and quieter, look towards the top of the hill at the back of town, where you'll enjoy premium views and spacious hotel suites with swimming pool access.
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