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Church of Paraportiani

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Address: Kastro-Paralia, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece
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Lovely Byzantine church overlooking the sea.

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We only took a photo of this church. It is beautiful, but in Mykonos town itself are plenty of small churches and some of them has deep pink bouganvillas which makes stunning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Longmont, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reportedly the oldest church on the island, Panagia Paraportiani Byzantine church was started in 1425 and finished in 17th century. You cannot go inside. There must be at least a couple dozen churches downtown and all of them are interesting.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The design is interesting but there are numerous small churches in this town, like every street corner.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only took a photo of this church. It is beautiful, but in Mykonos town itself are plenty of small churches and some of them has deep pink bouganvillas which makes stunning photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most famous and most photographed churches on Mykonos is the Church of Our Lady of the Side Gate. This Greek Orthodox church dedicated to the Virgin Mary is very unique. Construction of thee two-story church is an asymmetrical blending of four churches into one. These formed the base for the 5th church. The church dates back to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the stroll by to see the architecture of this church. The church was not open to see inside....which was a bit of a disappointment.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You pass the church on the way from Old Port to Little Venice and the Windmills. The outside architecture is quite unique and worth some photos. It overlooks the ocean and is a good place to watch the sunset. Unfortunately, the church was closed when I was there so I didn’t see any of the inside. I give it 4... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Church is not open for inside viewing except for one day a year. This is a disappointment but with as many tourists as come here, it would be hard on the church. Well worth visiting to enjoy the beauty and take some classic photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's regrettable that you can't see the inside of the chapel normally, but the church of Paraportiani is one of the most picturesque spots on Mykonos. This is actually a 5-in-1 church with the upper level built over the top of other chapels. The architecture is a perfect example of Greek Orthodox in the Greek Islands and the view of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Perched on the edge of the sea, this is a beautiful structure and a superb location, a lovely spot for some nice photographs. It's close to the main street and is not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The church is really one of a kind! It is so like a typical Myconian church! Highly recommended to visit

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