Paraportiani Church (Panagia Paraportiani)

#3 in Best Things To Do in Mykonos
Paraportiani Church (Panagia Paraportiani) picture
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Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you ask them, Mykonians will tell you that their island is home to 365 churches — one for each day of the year. However, Panagia Paraportiani is by far the most famous. One TripAdvisor user offers some advice: "[G]o at sunset right as the light is beginning to change. It's a beautiful and spiritual experience that everyone should have." Sitting in central Chora, this somber white-washed church dates back to the Byzantine era and features a variety of religious decorations dating back to the Middle Ages. From its main entrance, you'll have spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.

You don't have to pay to visit Paraportiani Church. This is an active house of worship, so remember to be respectful when exploring.

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This Chora neighborhood is known as one of the most stunning places on the island. Overlooking the southwest end of the harbor, it was here that many early ship captains decided to settle down and built uniquely magnificent homes overlooking the sea. Today, many of these historic homes have been transformed into a variety of cozy restaurants, bars, shops and nightclubs, making this a bustling place at all hours of the day.

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