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. Arrange your visit to Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paros using our Paros travel planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Wonderful, absolutely, within a unique atmosphere. A rare beauty, visit highly recommended.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Church with ancient monuments in the precincts of which make one of the churches worth seeing. Next to the Cathedral and baptistery has which is very well preserved.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Terrible experience the Resurrection in Church. All neatly with the appropriate AWE and ethos for the occasion.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Definitely worth a visit. Big Christian pilgrimage, however, and important archaeological interest. For example, the baptistirio of the 4th century early Christian right next to the Cathedral (works as a site with ticket 2 euro). The temple inside with many chapels is impressive. At scattered points of egkibwtismenoi tombs are ktitorwn k epitymbies once beautiful greets plakes. Negative low aesthetic element k poor quality wood paneling of the temple (seats, kigklidwmata, ambwnas)
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  • July 10, 2016
    Byzantine, little view style in the Cyclades. Worth a visit if you are in Paros, but not a must. Beggars day and claudots at night, not always pleasant. In a restaurant, because it's falling apart.
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