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AEGEAN ISLANDS
It is the most famous sight of Paros, and also one of the most important early-Christian sights in Greece. The trail of Panagia Ekatontapyliani (or Katapoliani) is built in two phases (the Constantinian and Justinian). According to the legend, the church was the offering of Agia Eleni for finding the Holy Cross and it was built by Constantine the Great, while it underwent a lot of changes during the era of Justinian.
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Christos sto dasos (Christ in the woods)

Female coenobitic monastery of the 17th century which is also called monastery of Agios Arsenios, in honour of whom a second, big church on the hill across the monastery was built. The building complex constituted a “premise” of Nikolaos Mavrogenis’s family up to 1793, when his wife and children dedicated it to the Municipal church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani, whose commissioners decided to found a coenobitic monastery in 1805. It is located at Psychopiana, 6km southwestern of Parikia, near the valley of the butterflies.   Info Paros had 35 monasteries during the Turkish occupation, many of which with fortress architecture. 
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Logovardas monastery

Grandiose with impressive architecture, the monastery is dedicated to Theotokos Zoodochos Pigi and it was founded in 1638 on top of an older temple’s ruins. In 1657 the katholikon was built according to the cruciform dome type and it bears frescoes of the 17th century. It has a rich library, and workshops of hagiography and traditional bookbinding. It is worth mentioning the contribution of Logovarda monastery during the Occupation, as the monks saved many Parians from starvation by helping them daily and by offering hospitality to soldiers of the allies by putting their own life in danger. The social contribution continues up to today.
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Ai Giannis Detis

  According to handwritten portolan charts, the local place name of Agios Ioannis has been mentioned since 1530, whereas in the Russian maps of 19770-74 the staged Russian artillery batteries in the area are noted as well as a building without mentioning that it is a monastery. In 1806 the first restoration of the monastery is recorded and in 1833 its monks abandoned it by the law of Otto. The name Detis obviously came from the safe mooring (“desimo”) of the ships on the natural anchorage, while physician-folklorist Othonas Kaparis mentions the version that the saint “binded” (“edene” i.e. healed) malaria that plagued the residents of Naousa in the 18th-19th century. Ai Giannis Detis is celebrated with a festival on August 29. The Municipality of Paros has set up an Environmental and Cultural Park in the area.      
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