Milos Panagia Portiani Church

Location: Zefyria

The church of Panagia Portiani or Portaitissa is located in the centre of Zephyria, a village which was built by the Venetians and constituted the first main town centre of Milos. The church, formerly a cathedral, is the only one that remains properly preserved until today in the old, main town. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and it dates from the 17th century.

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The church and the town were abandoned due to a destroying earthquake that took place in the 18th century and many of the holy icons and parts of its splendid interior decoration are found today in the new church which was built for the Assumption of Mary in Adamas. The Greek Ministry of Culture registers Panagia Portiani as a listed monument and inside it visitors can admire stupendous mural paintings and several other relics.

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