The Church of 100 doors, Paros, Greece

The Church of 100 doors, Paros, Greece
 

There’s a silver mother and child icon in every house on the Greek island of Paros, so what’s the story? Friend and local Paraskevi tells me: “You’ll find the original in Ekatontapiliani, the Church of 100 Doors.”
Two minutes from the sea, hidden from the bustle of Parikia’s port, the fourth-century church is all arches, dome and windows (although there aren’t 100 doors). I light a candle and walk to the glittering Madonna, a Byzantine icon covered with silver in 1788. I queue, kiss the child, then sit.
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6 October 2016 in Travel, Views: 36
Source: Guardian
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