Church Of ParaportianiCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Mikonos 846 00, Greece , Mykonos
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
The church of Paraportiani is a complex of four churches in one spot evident from the different building styles that went into its construction including Byzantine, vernacular, traditional and western. Nature also contributes to the Church’s beauty and the obvious wear and tear of the walls give it a very atmospheric look. The church stands next to what was once the doorway to Mykonos’ medieval castle, now vanished. To get to the main church, visitors must first pass the four ground floor temples and then ascend to the first floor. Its unusual architectural style makes it one of the most photographed buildings on the island. If you’re visiting, try coming during sunset, when the bright white wall slowly takes on a rich orange glow. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Though it’s usually not open to tourists, if you go in during prayer time you’ll be able to light a candle inside. Watching the people here pray is beautiful.
- Only one of the ground-floor chapels is open to the public.
- No ticket for entry.
- Recommended time to visit: Sunset or during mass
- By Car or By Bike.
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78.71% of people who visit Mykonos include Church Of Paraportiani in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
40.22% of people start their Church Of Paraportiani visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Church Of Paraportiani
55.48% of people prefer walking in order to reach Church Of Paraportiani
Such a beautiful small picturesque church. If you find it open you can feel the small size of it but there is not much more to admire from the inside. The outside is all beautiful with the traditional whitewashed walls setting up the scenery. You can find it while strolling around in the narrow streets of Mykonos town
My Greek friend described it as "a church with almost no straight lines," and for the large part, the description seems befitting. 5 churches joined together, it almost camouflages into the surrounding houses, which is supposedly the point of the architecture to avoid attracting attention from invaders through the centuries. There is usually a small but many times a large crowd. It's the most photographed church here for a reason. A very easy walk from where the tenders dropped off.
Mykonos was my favorite port out of all the Greek ones we visited. if your cruise anchors in the middle of the bay, and you come in with the small boats, this church is the first thing you see, which is classic Greek scenery. Beautiful, could peek into the church from behind the gate :)
A uniquely built church which sets it apart from the others on the island. A must stop, if only for a picture. It was closed when we were there and unable to go inside.
In Mykonos (but all around Greece) there is an impressive number of churches. What makes the Paraportiani church so unique is its construction. This lovely whitewashed church, right by the sea, actually consists of five separate churches with different styles which have been joined into one. In facts, the four churches at ground level constitute also the base of the fifth church that has been built above them and which is the main church.