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Paraportiani Church, Mykonos Town

#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Mykonos
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Arguably the most popular of the 400 churches on the island of Mykonos, features five whitewashed chapels built on top of one another. One of the Aegean's architectural highlights, the church stands out in dazzling white and provides a favorite photographic backdrop for the island's many visitors. Built in stages between the 14th and 17th centuries, the multi-layered structure's main feature is its domed church of the Virgin Mary on the top, which can be reached by an external staircase made of stone. At dusk the soft light of the setting sun creates good conditions for dramatic snapshots. Work out when and for how long to visit Paraportiani Church and other Mykonos Town attractions using our handy Mykonos Town road trip tool.
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  • Very beautiful but you need to go early in the morning when no one is there. Too busy in the day with everyone taking photographs for social media. Appreciate the beauty and peace in the morning...  more »
  • Everything is charming and beautiful in Mykonos, we had visited this little church with its wonderful views and plants all around,  more »
  • Fascinating little church on the edge of the island. I highly recommend that you visit if you're interested in orthodox religion, history or just sightseeing in general. There is also tons of information about this church online for those curious!
  • The church is easy to locate, just follow the path from the harbour round towards Little Venice and you’ll come to the Church of Paraportiani. Our travel designer Ali from heytripster told us to try to get there in the morning, also at sunset in order to capture amazing views of the sunset!

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