Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Mykonos, the island with more than 400 churches

On every corner of the street you find a church in Mykonos. Most of them are the size of a normal house in The Netherlands. The most important cathedral is the Panagia Paraportiani which consists of several chapels but it still is very small. I am sure you can not seat a 100 people here. It is completely white and the oldest chapel dates from 1425. At Baou (street) facing the Main Catholic church, you see 5 churches next to each other in the same street. This is very funny. What we like the most is the unusual shapes, and the blue and red coloured roofs. A glimpse inside makes you think you are in the world of Smurfs, everything is in miniature.

Op iedere hoek van de straat vind je een kerk in Mykonos. De meeste zijn de grootte van een normaal huis in Nederland. De meest belangrijke kathedraal is de Panagia Paraportiani die bestaat uit verschillende kapellen maar het blijft klein. We zijn er zeker van dat je er geen 100 mensen kan laten zitten. Het gebouw is volledig wit en de oudste kapel dateert uit 1425. Als je op Baou (straat) staat en kijkt naar de belangrijkste katholieke kerk, zie je 5 kerken naast elkaar in dezelfde straat. Dit is zeer grappig. We vinden het leuk dat de meeste kerken zeer ongebruikelijke vormen hebben, soms met rode of blauwe daken. Een glimp naar binnen en je waant jezelf in de wereld van de smurfen, alles is in miniatuur..

Churches Mykonos
Churches Mykonos
Churches Mykonos
Churches Mykonos
Churches Mykonos
Churches Mykonos
Churches Mykonos
Churches Mykonos
Previous Mykonos article: Chora in white and bleu colours, the capital of Mykonos

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10 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos from Mykonos. I love the clear white in the contrast with the deep blue. Wonderful details from the church.

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  2. I really like Mykonos...these are interesting motives.... thanks for sharing...
    LG: Karin

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  3. That is really interesting all the many small churches. They look very handsome inside and out.

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  4. Hoi Filip,
    Echt geweldige opnames!!
    Prachtig om deze kerkjes zo in die cultuur te zien staan. Heel mooi met de strak blauwe lucht erbij.
    Ook je opnames van de binnenkant zijn zeer indrukwekkend.

    Groetjes, Marco

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  5. Thank you for sharing these great photos. My! you guys do get around the world!

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  6. Quite fascinating. The white against the blue sky is stunning.

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  7. I love these churches. You are able to describe them. I love the color white and blue sky.
    Hugs!

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  8. I have always wanted to go there - thank you for this glimpse!

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  9. its was same in Santorini, churches everywhere...I was suprised to see (may be because of the huge numbers) that inside decoration is not so big or present as in Bulgarian churches...in santorini we were told that they were building a new church every time the island excaped a volcano eruption or other big bad event....

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  10. I have been in Mykonos many times..
    One can take the most beautiful pictures there.
    The clear blue sky together with the white houses and churches is like a trademark of these islands!!!

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