Here is our section with things to see and do in Parikia Paros. Discover 9 interesting sightseeing in Parikia, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Paros.
The Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani (Virgin Mary of the Hundred Doors) is located near Parikia and this is one of the oldest churches in Paros. The tradition says that this monastery was constructed by the orders of Saint Helene, while she was traveling to the Holy Lands to find the Cross of Jesus Christ.
Few kilometres from Parikia, there is the Monastery of Jesus of the Woods, built on top of a hill and offering a splendid view of the island of Antiparos. This convent was built in the 18th century and it is actually a nunnery.
The monastery of Longovarda is located 6 km away from Parikia and it was founded in 1638. This is the largest monastery of the island and it is famous for the attractive and interesting architecture. It also houses a library in which rare and valuable manuscripts are safely guarded and a book making workshop. The icons and frescoes located inside the church are worth seeing.
The Archaeological Museum of Paros is located in the capital town, Parikia. It hosts findings from excavations on the island, mostly from the sanctuaries of Apollo and Asklepios. The most famous exhibit is the statue of Gorgo.
Housed in the Church of Ekatontapiliani, the Byzantine Museum of Parikia exhibits a collection of rare and valuable icons, various religious relics and other ecclesiastical items dating from the post-Byzantine period.
The Castle of Parikia was constructed in 1260 by the Venetians. Parts of ancient temples were used for its construction. Today, this is a picturesque quarter in Parikia.
The ancient cemetery of Paros is located close to the modern port of Parikia and it is one of the most important ancient cemeteries of Cyclades. Archaeological evidence show that it was in use from the 8th century BC.
The sanctuaries of Asklepios and Apollo Pythios are located on a hill overlooking Parikia, the capital village of Paros. Today only a few remains can be seen in the area, but still this is one of the few archaeological sites on the island.
This valley is located near the Monastery of Jesus of the Woods. In hot months, butterflies go there to reproduce. Such a natural reseve is found only in two places in Greece, Paros and Rhodes.
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