Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, Parikia

4.8
#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Paros
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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  • With the church being a place of Orthodox worship respect is needed when visiting & the imposing exterior front white walls hide a gem. The internal area include cloisters & the actual church is a spl...  more »
  • Well worth visiting this fascinating old church. There is a good museum of icons, which also gives entrance to the ancient baptistry. Very atmospheric and rather special.  more »
  • 100 meters right after the mill out of ferry there you are. Not to be missed. Imposing and beautifully restored. Car parking fine insured if you forget.
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  • If you are on the island, you must see this. Classic Greek temple elements included in Byzantine Church. Very scenic inside.
  • Nobody should miss. If you are lucky visit the basement and you will go back in time.
  • Great visit and beautiful inside
  • Wow. The visit really is a reminder of how important it is for the believer of Christ to continually read through the Word of God. "For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day" (John 6:40).
  • A must be visited place, beautiful church, a haven of peace where you feel the legacy of history.
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