The founding of the Paraportiane church
must coincide with the growth
of the settlement of the fortress (Castro) of Chora during the 15th and 16th centuries.
It is a two storey complex comprising five little churches.
The bottom floor consists of four churches and a passageway. The areas
all communicate with each other.
The three little churches consist each of a single vaulted room and
form the western side of the complex.