Panagia Paraportiani


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Panagia Paraportiani

The name of this Greek orthodox church translates to "Our Lady of the Side Gate" since its entrance is located at the side gate of the entrance to the Kastro neighbourhood. The church is made up of five whitewashed chapels across two floors that once guarded the entrance to the town’s castle. Construction began in the 14th centry and was completed in the 17th century. Now it's considered one of the island's icons and a must-visit spot.

Do & See

The entire island of Mykonos is only 15km at its widest point–a small but intimate place, where it's possible to see everything in a relatively short period of time. Start off by strolling through Little Venice, the waterfront bar and restaurant strip of Mykonos Town, and make your way up into the maze of narrow streets dotted with shops and eateries. Take a photo against the backdrop of the island's iconic windmills, and of course, make the most of its many splendid beaches.