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Sotiras Christos Church in Kandanos

A fresco in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
A fresco in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
On the main road south of Kandanos, shortly after the bridge, there is a sign on the right to the church of Sotiras Christos. Sotiras Christos, in the neighbourhood of Tzevremiana, is one of the most important churches in Crete. The church itself does not seem to be very old, but it has many parts of an older basilica incorporated into its construction. There are column capitals of an older church throughout the newer one. A part of a cross and a column have been built in the wall of the church. There are also several small columns with crosses that have been used to support blind arches in the interior of the church. The local people believe that all those pieces belonged to an older bishopric church. The church itself is of a single aisle, long, and has interesting Byzantine brick decorations at the back. Brick decorations have also been constructed around the church's back window. The church has blind arches to support its structure. Inside the church there are interesting frescoes from the fourteenth century.

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The Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
The Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
The Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
The Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
The Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
The Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
An ancient decoration in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
An ancient decoration in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
An ancient remainder in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
An ancient remainder in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
A fresco in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
A fresco in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
The Pantocrator in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
The Pantocrator in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
A fresco in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
A fresco in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
A fresco in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
A fresco in the church of Sotiras Christos, Tzevremiana
 
Visit the area of the sight: Kandanos