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Church of Paraportiani

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Address: Kastro-Paralia, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece

Lovely Byzantine church overlooking the sea.

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Paraportiani, the most photographed church in the Cyclades.

Mykonos's 15th-century Paraportiani is perhaps the most photographed church in Greece's Cycladic islands--looking much like a huge mound of sunlit marshmallows topped by a jumbo... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Mykonos Town, Greece
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Mykonos's 15th-century Paraportiani is perhaps the most photographed church in Greece's Cycladic islands--looking much like a huge mound of sunlit marshmallows topped by a jumbo white cherry. It stands between the bays of Tourlos and Korfos on the outer edge of a jut of land at the southernmost side of the old harbor bordering Little Venice. Actually, it's a combination... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We were here on a day visit from our cruise. Took a ship tour to the beach and then to the church with enough time to wander town and visit the windmills. Some friends rented scooters and had a blast. Beautiful color contrasts with the white buildings, blue sky and blooming flowers. Lots of seemingly well reserved history inside the... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

NEVER SEEN A PLACE LIKE CHURCH OF PARAPORTIANI . pleasant weather , good people around but you have to travel or walk alot . bliss and calm place . walking distance from my hotel.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Yes, there are many churches on Mykonos and each are unique and different. I think the location of this church and the design makes this a special church. It's actually several churches combined. It's easy to locate when in the old town and the views are wonderful. You can't go inside but it's a great photo op from the outside.

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AV, California
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

A great photo opportunity. As far as I could tell there was no way to enter the church the day I visited, but the structure was so interesting, we made sure to see it. I recommend taking a walk all around Mykonos to see this site along with the rest of the town. We also stopped for Baklava at some... More 

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Longmont, United States
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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