Paros & Antiparos

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Monasteries & Churches

All around Paros & Antiparos, up to the most remote regions, you can see small white chapels. There are also numerous monasteries, large multi-level constructions surrounded by protective walls with an interior courtyard –a sophisticated architectural style that emerged due to the fear of pirate attacks. The churches of Paros are built in a noticeable variety of styles: small and large, some with domes, others connected, some with a plain roof cross, others with artistic bell towers. Each one is connected to a historical fact, a myth, a miracle making... Each one unique.

Parikia

Ekatontapyliani or Katopoliani, 4th cent. BC. The landmark of Paros. It is one of the most significant Early-Christian monuments in Greece. On the southern side there is the marble baptismal font, the oldest and best preserved of its kind in all of the eastern Orthodox countries. There are various myths connected with this church. It celebrates its patron, the Virgin Mary, on the 15th of August with the most spectacular festivities of the year. (www.ekatontapyliani.org)
Monastery Agii Anargiri, on a nearby hill overlooking Parikia with spectacular sunset views.
Monastery Agios Arsenios, Butterfly Valley.
Monastery Logovarda (men visitors only).
Monastery Thapsana (women visitors only).

Naoussa

Monastery Agios Andreas, 1648 AD. Next to the center of the village.
Monastery Agios Ioannis Theologos, 16th cent. AD.
Monastery Agios Ioannis Detis, cape Korakas.
Church of Virgin Mary 'Koimiseos'
Church of Virgin Mary 'Pantanassas'

Kostos

Monastery Agios Minas, Marathi.
Church of Agios Panteleimonas

Lefkes

Church of the Holy Trinity. Ornamented with a precious icon screen, carved columns and other features all made out of fine Parian marble. The church is connected with some interesting local myths.
Monastery Agios Ioannis Kaparos

Marpissa

Monastery Agios Antonios, on top of Kefalos Hill. It can also be reached by an uphill path; the view from its courtyard is rewarding.
Monastery Agios Pantokratoras
Old Church of Metamorphosis, 14th cent. BC. Next to the windmills.

Marmara

Church of Pera Panagia

Piso Livadi

Church of Agios George Thalassitis
Church of Agios Nicolas - Analipsi

Drios

Monastery Agios George Lagadas, 1664: located among unspoilt countryside.
Church of Agios Ioannis Theologos

Aliki – Ageria

Monastery Agii Theodoroi, next to Ageria.
Monastery Agios Ioannis Spiliotis, at Tripiti.
Church of Agios Georgios, Ageria.

Antiparos

Church of Agia Marina, opposite the port.
Church of Agios George, in the area of Agios Georgios.
Church of Virgin Mary Faneromeni, on the most southern part of the island.