is a wealth of paros churches on the island. The
most famous is the Panagia Ekatontapiliani.
The Church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani
The church of Panagia Ekatonpiliani(Our Lady of the Hundreds Gates) or Katapoliani is considered as the most important Byzantine Monument of Greece. It is one of the oldest churches of the island.
This church is located in Parikia, the capital of Paros, near the port.
It is considered as miraculous and thousands of Pilgrims visit the church every year on the 15th of August, the day of its celebration.
churches in Parikia
The town is plenty of little post-Byzantine churches, all equally beautiful.
The most important churches are:
- St. Konstantinos, located in the area of the castle, considered as one of the most beautiful of the island.
- Holy Mary Septemvriani, which houses a bust of the Virgin Mary that dates back to 1592.
-Holy Mary of Stavros, St. Ekaterini, St. Onoufrios, St. Markos; St. Nicolas…
- The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin is located on the highest point of the village, which adds to its already great majesty. It was founded at the end of the 19th century.
- St.Athanasios, founded in the 17th century, St. Ioannis Theologos, the church of St.Giorgos, St. Nicolas, which houses a Byzantine Museum with icons of the 13th century…
St. Ioannis Detis is a little church built in the rocks. It was raised in the 17th century and it is located in the huge bay of Naoussa, on the opposite side of the village, in the area called Monastiri .