Panayia Ekatontapiliani

In Parikia, a few metres from the Port, Panagia Ekatontapiliani is a world-renowned cathedral that is worth a visit.


Ekatontapiliani, meaning the church with the 100 doors, is a historic complex of chapels, dating back to 326 and the Paleo-chistian period, devoted to Virgin Mary, that catches your eye and fills you with awe and magnitude. According to the legend, the original church was constructed by Saint Constantine, first Emperor of Constantinople, after the offering of his mother, Saint Helene.


As a prominent Byzantine church, the Church of 100 Doors is definitely one of the top sights and attractions around the island of Paros.