Parikia attractions

Top Choice Church in Parikia

Panagia Ekatontapyliani

The Panagia Ekatontapyliani, which dates from AD 326, is one of the finest churches in the Cyclades. The building is three distinct churches: Agios Nikolaos, the largest, with superb columns of Parian marble and a c…
Top Choice Museum in Parikia

Archaeological Museum

Fronted by four intricately carved stone sarcophagi, this museum harbours some important pieces, including a 5th-century BC Nike on the point of alighting and a 6th-century BC Gorgon, as well as the first known Gree…
Ruins in Parikia

Frankish Kastro

Check out the outer walls of this fortress, built by the Venetian Duke Marco Sanudo of Naxos in AD 1260. Built with the stones from ancient buildings that once stood on this site, you can find remnants from the arch…
Ruins in Parikia

Ancient Cemetery

North along the waterfront is a fenced ancient cemetery dating from the end of the 8th century BC. It was in use until the 3rd century AD. Excavations in 1983 discovered graves, burial pots and sarcophagi.
Museum in Parikia

Byzantine Museum

The Byzantine Museum, within the Panagia Ekatontapyliani compound, has a collection of icons and other artefacts.
Landmark in Parikia

Windmill Roundabout

This beautifully intact Cycladic windmill sits right outside the main ferry terminal and is a central point in Parikia.