Along with its seductive beaches, the Greek island of Mykonos is known for its superb white-washed buildings, almost blinding in the bright midday sun. This tiny tourist mecca has a permanent population of less than 10,000 but boasts over 250 churches. Scanned from an old photo, the Paraportiani church is the most photographed and famous. It actually contains a remarkable five churches – the fifth being built on top of four older churches giving the church its strange shape and somewhat dishevelled but striking appearance.

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2 Responses to Photo of the Week: Paraportiani Church (Mykonos, Greece)

  • john says:

    Lesvos is situated north of Chios and south-east of Limnos. There are a lot to see and do here; spectacular mountain views, secluded and popular beaches, the petrified forest of Sigri and olive groves to walk through , producing the best olive oil in Greece. Lesvos is famous for its ouzo, sardines, Ladotyri (sheep’s milk cheese kept in olive oil). You could easily spend two weeks taking in the sights and still feel as though there’s so much more to see.

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