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Panagia Ekatontapiliani

Panagia Ekatontapiliani (literally the church with one hundrend doors) or Panagia Katapoliani is a historic Byzantine church complex in Parikia town, on the island of Paros in Greece. The church complex contains a main chapel surrounded by two more chapels and a baptistery with a cruciform font.

The origin of the church’s name is obscure, as it does not have one hundred doors, or gates. One theory suggests that it is a corruption of the name “Katapoliani”, i.e. “Lower Town church”, as it lies by the sea in the lower part of the town of Parikia.

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