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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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  • Seems to get into a timeless place. The Orthodox Church is very old, I thought that at any moment they would have appeared the characters of Mediterranean.
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  • Very authentic place in Greece. The centuries-old Byzantine Church is surrounded by a later cloister. Everywhere you see pots of basil, a plant in the Orthodox Church a special role (Basil means "Royal" in Greek), and there are also a number of old tombstones.
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  • The beautiful church sits in the middle of a square very near to the port, so if you were waiting for a ferry instead of going to a cafe you can wander around the church. It has two stunning bell towe...  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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