Churches in Paros

Every corner of Paros is adorned with cute chapels and lovely churches, attractions that create this island's unique profile. Religious sites from 16th the 17th century as well as remains of ancient temples and sanctuaries can be found around the island.

One of the most important Byzantine monuments of Greece is Panagia Ekantontapiliani (Our Lady of the Hundred Gates) located in Parikia, the capital of Paros. Every year, on August 15th thousands of pilgrims, arrive to honor the miraculous icon of the Virgin. Among other post-Byzantine churches in Parikia, you will find Agios Konstantinos, Panagia Septemvriani, Panagia of Stavros, Agios Nikolaos and more. Outside Parikia, you will meet Longovarda monastery, the largest monastery of the island founded in 1638, while a few kilometers away from the capital lies Jesus of the Woods, a beautiful monastery built on top of the hill.

At the north side of Paros, in Naoussa you will see an equal number of churches embellishing the village, the most important being the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin standing at the highest point of Naoussa. Also worth visiting are the churches of Agios Athanasios and Agios Ioannis. In Agios Nikolaos church visitors can admire some of the historical exhibits housed in the Byzantine museum like some icons from the 13th century. On the other side of the village, on top of the rocks lies the beautiful church of Agios Ioannis Detis overlooking the bay of Naoussa. Moving a little further in the village of Lefkes is the noticeable church of Agia Triada.

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