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The Cathedral of Ekatontapyliani is one of the most significant early Christian monuments throughout Greece. Located in the north east region of the city of Paroikia, the church’s history begins somewhere in the 4th century A.D. During Justinian’s reign the church was re-built as the vaulted dome we see today.The sculpture that decorates the Cathedral was taken from the ancient Temple of Demeter that adorned the harbour of Paroikia. In the southern corner of the great hall there is a baptismal font from the 4th century – the oldest and well maintained example throughout the eastern Orthodox world.

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