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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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  • The church is next to the port of parikia. It is near the shops and restaurants. It is very pretty outdoors and indoors. The museum inside the church is 2 euro.  more »
  • A monument that is worth to visit someone. He stays up late night open space. Also worth and the Museum housed.
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  • Church built with ancient material, commanding but approachable is mellowed but at the same time is also a living museum. The pilgrimage if you are on the island
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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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Where to stay in Paros

Paros serves as a convenient base for exploring the Cyclades island group, so its best rooms near popular beaches fill up early in the season. Plan ahead and book your stay in Parikia, the island's biggest town, where you can choose from mid-range hotels and self-catering apartments offering modern amenities and quick access to the sea. Alternatively, consider the small fishing settlements scattered along the island's coastline, where locals rent out simply furnished rooms a walk away from secluded coves and Venetian ruins.
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