Church of Paraportiani

Church of Paraportiani, Mykonos Town

Church of Paraportiani
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Lovely Byzantine church overlooking the sea.
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,637 contributions
Sep 2021
This Church complex is set between the Old port and Little Venice when walking this way along the sea (you'll miss it if you take the shortcut through the winding alleys inland).
Paraportiani Church complex consists of 5 churches built one above other or next to another in a small area by the sea. It dates back to the 14th century and was consequently enlarged.
Throughout the complex are interesting plaques explaining the history and photos of 20 c Mykonos when it was a normal ordinary village, not a jet set place, which I found very interesting.
Written November 14, 2021
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a beautiful little church right on the waterfront. It is nice to take a photo of and there is some signage but one cannot go inside. Its name literally means "Our Lady of the Side Gate" in Greek, as its entrance was found in the side gate of the entrance to the Kastro area. It is thought to have been built in the 16th or 17th century.
Written December 20, 2021
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal637 contributions
Jun 2021
Small church with a peculiar architecture and a little strange. But beautiful. The location also helps with the sea behind. It is impressive for the strange beauty of the exterior. From the inside I can't speak because it was closed
Written October 13, 2021
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Traveller of the world
1,116 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Very beautiful but you need to go early in the morning when no one is there. Too busy in the day with everyone taking photographs for social media. Appreciate the beauty and peace in the morning. There is history behind it too! Not just a place for instagram photographs!
Written September 1, 2021
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EANYC
New York City, NY1,733 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
At the end of the waterside promenade, past Jackie-O, Paraportiani is a church by daytime. By night, its grounds and paths to the water are the cruising area of Mykonos. Go anytime after sunset
Written July 21, 2013
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Margie D
York, PA587 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Panagia Paraportiani consists of 5 churches that have been built on top of or next to each other, beginning in the 14th century.
Written November 20, 2019
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Nemesis🇬🇷
Athens, Greece6,453 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Is very beautiful and has the mark of island. I have visited several times and is a very peaceful place
Written June 21, 2017
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Marek U
Warsaw, Poland379 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
it is probably the best attraction of mykonos ... old, white, beautiful church with irregular construction... it seems to be the only real thing in such plastic place, which is mykonos...
Written September 22, 2014
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eyeofpapas
Berlin, Germany48 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
this beautiful church is a must see when in Mykonos.
its unique structure make it one of the most photographed churches in Europe.
its located near the bay and the center of town and right near the windmills, so its very easy to find.
Written November 7, 2013
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TwinMomAlabama
Alabama218 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
I'm not a good photographer, but my pictures of this unique church look professional, and yours will too. Take a picture of the church with the sea in the background, and you'll amaze your friends with your photographic skill.

To get there, start at the taxi stand in the old port. Walk along the sea, pass the blue church that you'll see in the port, and keep walking along the sea. When the road along the sea stops, you HAVE to go left, so go left on that last road. There it is---just out of sight from the road along the seafront. (Cars can't go there, walking only.)
Written April 4, 2015
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