Panagia Ekatontapiliani Church at Paroikia

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The church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani is located a few meters from the port of Paroikia. It is one of the most significant Byzantine monuments of Greece. The name Ekatontapiliani means the Church with the Hundred Doors. According to tradition, the church has 99 doors and a secret door will open when the church of Hagia Sofia in Constantinople becomes Orthodox again.The Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapuliani is one of the most imposing Byzantine monuments. According to the legend, the church was constructed by Saint Constantine, first Emperor of Constantinople and it is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
The main temple of the church is an outstanding piece of art. Several paintings and hagiographies are decorating the cross-shaped temple, which is about 30X25m. There are, also, many icons, as Praying Virgin and Pure one, dated back to the 15th and 16th century.
Admire the architect of the imposing building, explore the smaller chapels in the church complex, visit the Byzantine museum and marvel at the old Byzantine icons and hagiographies.

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Paros / Antiparos Hiking Map

Paros / Antiparos Hiking Map

Scale: 1:40.000
Edition: June 2009

It is the first map of Paros and Antiparos where the entire coastline of both islands are mapped Cartography was done with a specially equipped and staffed cartographic vessel.


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Parikia Harbor

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Port

Parikia is the main commercial harbor of the island. It is a fairly busy and noisy harbor but it is an excellent shelter form the meltemi (the Etesians) (the Etesians) and from the south winds.

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Paros Marina

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Marina

Marina of Paroikia is the central marina of Paros island. It is located 9 kilometers northeast of Paros International Airport (IATA: PAS).

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The archeological museum of Paros located in Paroikia was constructed in 1960. The museum hosts findings that were brought to light during excavations in Paros and Antiparos.

Krotiri Anchorage

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Agyrovolio Sotires

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Parasporos Beach

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Beautiful Parasporos Beach, just 3 km south of Parikia, is justifiably one the most popular beaches on the island of Paros. Tucked in a sheltered bay, the long, sandy beach offers an ideal swimming, sunbathing and sporting locale prized by both residents and visitors alike.

Delfini Beach

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A small sandy beach with palm trees all over it, perched in a scenic and exotic bay, Agia Irini is an ideal beach for relaxation far from the crowd. It is also ideal for children, as its waters are crystal clear and not deep.

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Follow the coast of Krios, the Martsello Paros is a great solution for those who like the youthful hubbub, always in the best sense. It is just 2.

Krios Beach at Krotiri

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Beach

Just 2 km from the center of Parikia, on the northern edge of the homonymous bay, the beach of Krios. Access is very easy because the signs, at Livadi it will lead you directly to Krios.

Agios Fokas Beach

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The beach of Agios Fokas is situated at a distance of some 6 kilometers far from Paroikia at the North, very close to the homonymous cape at the entrance of the bay of Paroikia. Very close to the beach it is found the small twin church of Agios Sostis and Analipsi, where on the feast of Analipsi it takes place a local feast (“panighyri”).