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Paraportiani Church, Mykonos Town

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Religious Site
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. Using our custom trip planner, Mykonos Town attractions like Paraportiani Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This church is a must see for the photographer. You can take stunning pictures from all sides. The stark white of the church against the bright blue of the sky matches the colours of the Greek flag.  more »
  • Mykonos's 15th-century Paraportiani is perhaps the most photographed church in Greece's Cycladic islands--looking much like a huge mound of sunlit marshmallows topped by a jumbo white cherry. It stand...  more »
  • Beautiful white Church, but I would say an overestimate as it has some special feature compared to other externally.
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  • 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.
  • Truly remarkable during the day, without the fuss of nightlife
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  • Great quality price. During our stay we have repeated.
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  • Call it gelato church!
  • A wonderful cultural OASIS.
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