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Church of Paraportiani

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Address: Kastro-Paralia, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece

Lovely Byzantine church overlooking the sea.

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Landmark for the Mykonos town

Walk straight to it if you walk to the beach from the Mykonos town. Historic landmark for this town.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk straight to it if you walk to the beach from the Mykonos town. Historic landmark for this town.

Thank li000044
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After walking out of Little Venice we found ourselves here at this White Byzantine church Panagia Paraportiani that was built during the 15th – 17th century. It was not open when we visited but did get some great pictures. The outside has some interesting lines that left us wondering why they were built that way. Our historian says there are... More 

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small white Greek church on the way to beach. Just feel everything is good in the aura. Mykonos is a small town uniquely decorated with blue & white color low height buildings , boutique shops, narrow alleys, colorful blossom of flowers, friendly people,restaurants on the beach. It's really a picturesque island not to be missed out from itinerary.

Thank TravellerS2014M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nothing much to see in the church except snap a pic! In fact Mykonos town can be walked around in half a day and most sites can be seen. It's more of a place to chill at restaurants or beaches and not much of a sightseeing spot. Beautiful nature views though.

Thank JanetGasper
Fort Wayne, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually found this building to be a little over-rated. The surroundings were visually appealing but the building itself is plain and wouldn't rate by itself. But you cant miss it on the way to Venice or the windmills.

Thank daqattaq
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty church but there are far prettier ones within Mykonos. There is no charge to see this. Unless you really like them, I don't think a guided tour for this attraction is necessary.

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide didnt even tell us the name let alone the story behind the church. It is privately owned so you can not enter. Interesting to see it being painted .

Thank confusedAussie
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Photographers, writers, artists are drawn to attempt to capture the appeal of this compelling image. It's elusive charm and mysterious symbolic allure reward and frustrate the visitor. The more often and deeply one observes its mutations, it remains a puzzle. Harsh and yielding, it's whiteness reflects and absorbs the imagination. It's exquisitely itself. Old and fresh at the same time.... More 

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Edmonton AB Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must see and easy to find... the street is also along the water and is nice a breezy so a great place to wonder thru the shops to escape the heat of the day.

Thank AnotherRonda
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This church is a must see for the photographer. You can take stunning pictures from all sides. The stark white of the church against the bright blue of the sky matches the colours of the Greek flag.

Thank Thundergod_au

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