One of the oldest and best preserved Christian monuments in the world, built in the Byzantine times, bears many legends and boasts on its rare icons. Pieces from former ancient temple are seen inside the church and the courtyard where the church's Byzantine Museum is also located.
+30 22840 21243, 24807 | Parikia, Ekatontapyliani Square
A new museum, in the old monk cells next to the monastery of Ai Yiannis Detis, in the premises of Paros Park. It hosts the permanent exhibition “The Island of Paros through the Russian cartography 1770-1774″ with map and info of that era, when the Ai Yiannis peninsula was the headquarters of the Russian navy.
+30 22840 24571 | Naoussa, Kolimbithres, Ai Yiannis Detis (Monastiri)
A 16th century Monastery dedicated to Agios Antonios ( St. Antonios). Built at the top of an inactive volcano which is now known as Kefalos hill. The view from the monastery is breathtaking and the footpath to the top is a must-do!
Website (Greek only) includes history of the islands' diocese & archbishops, events, church radio station and a detailed directory of Paros & Naxos' churches and monasteries. Also contact persons for information on Greek Orthodox baptisms & weddings.
+30 22850 22233 | Naxos Ilsand, Hora