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Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, Parikia

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Visit the oldest remaining Byzantine church in Greece, Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral. Constructed in the 4th century, the church complex contains three chapels and a baptistery. Believed to be founded by Saint Helen, the mother of Roman emperor Constantine, the church contains Byzantine frescoes and a 6th-century iconostasis. Explore the small museum inside the complex and admire the collection of medieval icons, ritual objects, and vestments used in church ceremonies. Be sure to see the baptistery, which containins the remains of an ancient mosaic floor. Take a look at our Paros vacation planner to schedule your visit to Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We stumble upon this cathedral when walking around in Parikia. Was a lovely find, especially since it is a functioning attraction. 
  • As all Orthodox churches is spectacular, paintings, icons and all of it... I spent a while looking
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  • Old bassilica byzantine type church built initially by 1st byzantine emperors and with quite big history during middle age and venetian rule times.ask to show you the step inside the marble of saint t...  read more »
  • Byzantine style little seen in the Cyclades. Worth a visit if you are in Paros, but not a must. Beggars day and claudots at night, not always pleasant. Restoration, because it fell into ruin.
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