Paraportiani Church, Mykonos Town

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#2 of 9 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. Using our custom trip planner, Mykonos Town attractions like Paraportiani Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Originality score points. Binding site to visit and take some pictures. It has not been possible to visit the interior!!!
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  • August 16, 2017
    The main church of Mykonos that is located at the entrance to the old port of the city and around Little Venice. From the outside is very impressive, too bad we didn't find it open.
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  • August 7, 2017
    A hidden gem in Mykonos town,this weird and totally distorted white architecture just fits perfectly in the landscape of Mykonos, with shades of blue, yellow or orange at the sunset, pictures of Parap...  more »
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  • November 26, 2016
    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.
  • May 29, 2017
    Very special looking church, just come here and take some photos.
  • March 22, 2017
    Beautiful Greek Orthodox church.
  • March 17, 2017
    unique. so much white
  • May 5, 2016
    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.

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