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Paraportiani Orthodox Church
Paraportiani Orthodox Church

Paraportiani Orthodox Church

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Mikonos 846 00, Greece
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The lovely church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Paraportiani is among the most photographed churches, not only in Mykonos, but in the world. It is located at the entrance of Kastro Neighbourhood, right ... Read more
next to the sea. Its name (Paraportiani) actually means "standing next to the entrance door", meaning that the church was next to the Castle door. The special thing about this church is that it actually consists of five small churches that were built one on top or next to the other. The church of Agios Efstathios is the centre of this complex, surrounded by the churches of Agios Anargyros, Agios Sozon and Agia Anastasia. On top of these four churches, there is the church of Virgin Mary, which looks like a dome. The five churches were not contructed at once, but gradually along centuries. The oldest church is Agios Anargyros, which was built in late 14th century. The other churches were built in the 16th and the 17th century, while there were renovations up to 1920.

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This church is like nothing I have seen before. I have always been a big fan of bright colors, so seeing something that is completely and unapologetically white, I was in awesome, because it doesn't need any color to be stunning. The first time I saw it, it was a bit overcast, and the building takes on the gray color in the sky which actually provided some layer and texture to it. The second time I saw it, it was sunny and bright and the whole building became a white mass. I just couldn't get over how pure it looked.

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Local traditional church, Cycladic style

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Tarzana

iconic church. perfect view, unforgettable sunset to meet there

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Great architcture, fantastic location by the sea.

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You can find this Church between the alleys of the town

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Athens

Panagia Paraportiani is one of the symbols of Mykonos! Its unique architecture, its location in Chora and its completely white color make it stand out among thousands of churches in the Mediterranean. I do not like the fact that a mass of people with ... strange moods is gathering at night. Better to visit during the day!

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Bianca come la neve, questa di cui vi sto parlando non è solo la chiesa più fotografata di Mykonos ma anche del mondo intero. Panagia Paraportiani è una chiesa ortodossa situata nel quartiere di Kastro, vicino a Little Venice, e rappresenta il sito religioso e architettonico più famoso di tutta l'isola. In sostanza si tratta di un sito creatosi dall'unione di quattro chiesette costruite vicinissime l'una dall'altra tra il XVesimo e il XVIIesimo secolo. Veniteci al tramonto e ammiratela con la luce più bella!

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