Mykonos Churches

Panagia Paraportiani church
Guide to 4 churches in Mykonos island, Greece

The holy sites of Mykonos offer a unique monumental interest, concentrated around Chora and its nearby villages. Churches and monasteries of all sizes preserving their simple and austere architecture, stand proudly at the most privileged locations of the island with a splendid view to the sea. Their construction date begins from the Byzantine times and until the 19th century.

Panagia Paraportiani (Our Lady of the Side Gate) is the symbol of Mykonos located in the neighbourhood of Kastro. The church actually consists of five other churches built in 17th century. It is the most photographed church in Mykonos, famous for its unusual shape and architecture. Some kilometers from the capital of Mykonos stands the beautiful monastery of Panagia Tourliani, known for its remarkable architecture and rare icons. Inside the complex is the Ecclesiastical Museum of Mykonos displaying holy vestments and nice items.

The church of Zoodochos Pigis or Megali Panagia is the Cathedral of Mykonos standing in the heart of Chora and a couple of meters from there lies a catholic church. The monastery of Paleokastro is another important religious site found on the hill slopes above Ano Mera village. It was founded in the 18th century and today it is inhabited by nuns. Agios Panteleimon is a beautiful 16th century castle-monastery found in Marathi and is well-decorated with beautiful icons. Also worth seeing is the Catholic church of Panagia Rodario dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the numerous chapels.

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The chapel of Panagia Paraportiani is the most photographed church of the island. Located in Chora, this white, assymetrical church dates from the 15th century.


Location: Ano Mera
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Located in the village of Ano Mera, the monastery of Panagia Tourliani was originally founded in 1542 and it is dedicated to the Presentation of Virgin Mary. This monastery houses a small ecclesiastical museum with rare Byzantine icons and holy vestments.


Location: Ano Mera
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The Monastery of Paleokastro is located on a hill above Ano Mera, in the inland of Mykonos. Constructed in the 18th century, this monastery still works as a nunnery.


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Located in Chora, the Catholic Church of Panagia Rodario works for the needs of the local catholics and tourists. Although it was destroyed in a fire in 1991, it was repaired a few years later.


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