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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  • From the moment you enter the main gate you will be looking around in awe. Anyone who visits Paros island has to see this masterpiece. This place made me feel really calm. A true monument of civilizat...  more »
  • An important monument for orthodoxy, although old the temple is beautifully preserved. Worth the visit if and commercialisation of religious sentiment is not missing either and there ... Pure soul by commercializing well and make a prayer for the health of your relatives .... you know .... Maybe eisakoysteite ...
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  • A truely spiritual experience. I'm blessed to have been able see this. Stocked up on a religious souvenirs for the relatives back home.  more »
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  • 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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  • 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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