Agia Paraskevi

Local nameΑγία Παρασκευή
LocationAgia Paraskevi, Greece

Agia Paraskevi is a village and a former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lesbos, of which it is a municipal unit. It is located in the central part of the island, on the northeast shore of the Bay of Kalloni

The village is named after the Church of Agia Paraskevi, which is found in a cave in one of the highest points of the town. The town cemetery is also located here. Presumably built over an old pagan temple, there is a well in the cave, and drinking the water from this well has been said to have conferred the Virgin Mary's protection. Agia Paraskevi is an old village that is becoming a powerful cultural and economic center for the island. The village is known for its old mansions, unique architecture and for its festivals. It is often referred to as the « Little Paris of the Aegean », due to its quaint agora and stunning architecture.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agia_Paraskevi,_Lesbos

Address (Unnamed Road), Αγία Παρασκευή 81102, Greece

Coordinates 39°14'53.369" N 26°16'16.72" E

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