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February 2, 2022

Panagia Ekatontapiliani

 

Located in Paroikia, just a 5 -minute walk from the port this is one of the most important well-preserved early Christian monuments located in Greece and the largest in size. It was built by Saint Constantine in the 4th centrury to fulfill Saint Helen’s wish and it is considered the protector of Paros. “Ekatontapyliani” means a hundred gates, 99 gates are visible in this monument and the 100th gate is said to be revealed in Hagia Sofia. It is a beautiful monastery and a must see for culture and religion lovers. The monastery celebrates on August 15th by organizing a big festival among many other celebrations that take place in the port like fish boat parades, fireworks accompanied by choirs playing traditional music.

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