Agios Antonios Church in Naoussa Paros: Ιn Naoussa lies a significant religious structure - the beautiful church of Agios Antonios. Its proximity to the harbor is another factor that makes this small church easily accessible. Built according to the traditional Cycladic 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.
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Locals sincerely believe that the church of Agios Antonios watches over them every time they go into the sea to fish. 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.
Celebrations also take place in the monastery of Agios Antonios on Kephalos hill.
How to get there
The Church of Agios Antonios is located in the village of Naoussa.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 4540 556, 0030 694 4668 331, 0030 699 9450 800, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the church of Agios Antonios and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the main port of Paros (Parikia). There are several buses from Parikia to Naoussa during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.