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Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, Parikia

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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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  • I loved the history of this church. Be respectful of their culture by making sure you are not walking in with your bathing suit. General shall to cover up will do so your not too exposed. This is one ...  more »
  • Centuries standing in the same place, causing the interest of those visiting Any relation to 100. Gates ... The report probably due to genetic tendency of Greeks to exaggerate in any case worth a visit and why not? to light and a candle!
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  • The oldest still in service church in whole Greece, a copy of Santa Sophia in Instabul. You don't have to say anything more, just amazing - You must visit!!!  more »
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  • 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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