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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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  • Beloved Church! For me perhaps the most beautiful church in the country with impressive large images. it is certainly a visit.
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  • The Panagia ekatontapyliani is the most famous Church of PAROS and the second at Cyclades tradition says that has 100 doors 99 is obvious and the 100 will open when the City return to Orthodox hands!
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  • Very good museum at the Church of 99 or 100 doors or gates, displaying many of the painted doors or gates. I'm reasonably certain there were about 40 available for viewing on the day I visited. Still,...  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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