The Byzantine Art Gallery in Marpissa Paros: In the center of the mountainous village of Marpissa, in Paros, you will find a small but very interesting museum: the Byzantine Art Gallery of Marpissa. It is located just behind the church of the Transfiguration of the Christ (Metamorphosis) and very close to the central square. It is painted in white, with a wooden door, narrow windows and a marble statue of an archbishop next to the door.
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The Byzantine Art Gallery of Marpissa includes many religious exhibits from the Byzantine and the Post-Byzantine times. There you will find holy icons from the 15th and the 16th century, most of which were previously exposed in churches of the village, and an old epitaph from the Monastery of Agios Antonios in Kastro. It is open usually in the morning, on weekdays.
How to get there
The Byzantine Art Museum is located in Marpissa village.
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 Byzantine Art Museum 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 Marpissa 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.