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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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  • Stunning ,will take your breath away.Two years ago they were doing renovations,these are now complete,it is so beautiful to just sit and stare.  more »
  • Worth going there to see the remains of the columns of the previous temple!The fading of some "fresco"s is a work of art of itself!  more »
  • Impressive monument of the Orthodox religion, small reproduction of Aghia Sofia in Constantinople, archaic and Byzantine style overlapping at the advance of the centuries. I was speechless before the ...  more »
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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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