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.
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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.
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 book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 14 euros per day and pick 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 in 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.