The Church of Panagia Paraportiani in Mykonos

The holy sites of Mykonos offer a unique monumental interest, concentrated around Chora and its nearby villages. Churches and monasteries of all sizes preserving their simple and austere architecture, stand proudly at the most privileged locations of the island with a splendid view to the sea. Their construction date begins from the Byzantine times and until the 19th century.

Panagia Paraportiani is a symbol of Mykonos located in the neighbourhood of Kastro. Its name literally means "Our Lady of the Side Gate", as its entrance was found in the side gate of the entrance to the Kastro area. The church actually consists of five other churches built in 17th century. It is the most photographed church in Mykonos, famous for its unusual shape and architecture.