Agios Antonios church in Paros
Paros Agios Antonios Church: Located in Naoussa of Paros, lies one such significant structure, the beautiful church of Agios Antonios. Its proximity to the harbor is another factor which makes this small church easily accessible. Built in traditional Cycladic style architecture, this whitewashed building retains the true charm of Greece. It is built near the fishing harbor, as it is believed to be the protector of all the fishing boats.
This quaint church is held with much reverence by the local people and the 17th of January every year is celebrated as the name day of Agios Antonios with great enthusiasm and aplomb. Celebrations also take place in the monastery of Agios Antonios on Kephalos hill. Locals sincerely believe that the church of Agios Antonios watches over them every time they go into the sea to fish.