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Agios Georgios Church in Episkopi - Ierapetra


The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi, Ierapetra
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi, Ierapetra
The church is easy to miss because it is located lower than the road. Stop at the square in front of the new church and walk across the road. The church dates from the twelfth to thirteenth century and it is a very rare example of architectural decoration. The dome of the church is supported on a drum which is decorated with nineteen blind arches using tiles. Four windows open around the drum. The older part of the church is the former domed church of Agios Georgios, but a later part dedicated to Agios Charalambos has been added. It is believed that the church of Agios Georgios was associated with the bishopric church of the Panagia on the other side of the road, and that possibly baptisms took place there.

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The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi, Ierapetra
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi, Ierapetra
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios, Episkopi, Ierapetra
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios, Episkopi, Ierapetra
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi, Ierapetra
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Episkopi, Ierapetra
 
Visit the area of the sight: Episkopi (Ierapetra)