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“Beautiful church, a must see in Arta”

The Church of Panagia Parigoritissa
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Arta
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a beautiful very old church. The paintings and outside are worth a visit. There is a small fee to visit but worth it. The lady selling tickets was very informative. It is sad to see the disrepair of this gem. I hope it can be saved and restored to its glory.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This church is really unique. A must see.... It's in Arta downtown, with a special entrance for the disabled...

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee is still €2 (reduced €1 for seniors over 65 y.o.).
It is possible to take photos without flash going around several rooms of the church. The most impressive one of course is the main nave with dozens of marble columns that seem to be suspended one over the other, and that culminate into a marvelously adorned cupola.
A little tip: from the Bridge I'd recommend to take the car till the center of Arta. Like this you spare the 15-20 min walk through the random Arta neighborhoods.

Thank Fröken Б
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Found it slightly dear to enter the church however the architecture and paintings are absolutely mesmerizing. The church was founded in ca. 1290 by the Despot of Epirus, Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas (r. 1268–1297), and his second wife Anna Kantakouzene. The church eventually became bankrupt, and was turned into a dependency (metochion) of the Monastery of Kato Panagia. In 1578, it is attested as a female convent.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

There are no words for the Church of Panagia Parigoritissa in Arta, Epirus, Greece.
The only word to describe this monument of world civilazation heritage is one : ''UNICUM'', the latin word that means unique.
This adjective reffers to the technical construction details of this monument of the Byzantine era.
Its a shame for the municipal and other district and main authorities that, as it seems, they don't support the preservation and the most of the day guard kept of the temple.
Try to confirm the visiting hours as they are so few.

Thank gchoul
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