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Churches in Mykonos

Mykonos has many churches and country churches. Their total number is over 600 throughout the island.
Most impressive in construction is the famous, most photographed the Church of the Virgin Mary Paraportiani, a complex of five churches. Four churches comprise the base of the construction and the fifth stands on top like a dome.

The four base churches are St. Efstathios, St. Anargyri, which is the oldest of all and is said to be constructed at the end of the 14th beginning 15th century and was completed in its present day form in the 17th century, St. Sozon and the small church of St. Anastasia.

Another important church is the Church of the Virgin Mary Tourliani, which was built in the 15th century by two monks of the monastery Ekatodapilianis of Paros, as is mentioned on the inscription of the miracle icon of the same period. It was reconstructed together with the monastery in 1767.

Opposite the Town Hall of Choras there is an old small church of St Nicholas of Kadena which was restored for the first time by the Russian ambassador of Mykonos Count Ioanni Voinovitch. It was restored and rebuilt into a neoclassical construction from 1908 to 1912 where it took its present day form which is very picturesque with its blue dome.

Of interest is the Catholic Church, known as Rosario (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary) which was built in 1668.

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