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Agios Ioannis Church in Mikri Episkopi

Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
In Episkopi there are the impressive remains of the bishopric of Milopotamos. The remains of the church of Agios Ioannis have cruciform architecture that was completed with rooms so that it had the external shape of a parallelogram. The church had five domes, one in the centre and four in each corner. It did not have supporting columns, but the arches went down to the floor directly. On the exterior there were blind arches decorated beautifully with bricks. In the upper part of the church there are two small marble columns with column capitals forming a window with three openings. The church also has traces of frescoes. In 1568 the church was partially renovated by the Venetian Bishop Sorreto and on one of the side doors is the coat of arms of the bishop and the above date.

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Bishop  Sorreto' s crest, dated 1568, Agios Ioannis Church  Mikri Episkopi
Bishop Sorreto' s crest, dated 1568, Agios Ioannis Church Mikri Episkopi
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
Agios Ioannis Church in Episkopi, Milopotamos
 
Visit the area of the sight: Mikri Episkopi