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Panagia Church in Meronas

The Byzantine church of the Panagia, Meronas
The Byzantine church of the Panagia, Meronas
In the centre of the village of Meronas is the Byzantine church of the Panagia. The architecture of the church is distinctive because the dome is supported on the north side of the church. The three aisles of the church are unequal in length and of different ages. On the back walls of the church there are blind arches in each one of the three semicircles of the apses. Above the door is the coat-of-arms of Kalergis (an important Cretan family during the Venetian era). The doors and windows are elegantly carved, and a there is also a decorative melon carving. As well as some very distinctive frescoes the church also contains a fourteenth century icon of the Panagia. The village priest has the church key.

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The decorative blind arches at the back of the Panagia Church in Meronas
The decorative blind arches at the back of the Panagia Church in Meronas
The decorative blind arches at the back of the Panagia Church in Meronas
The decorative blind arches at the back of the Panagia Church in Meronas
The Byzantine church of the Panagia, Meronas
The Byzantine church of the Panagia, Meronas
The artistic portal of the Panagia in Meronas
The artistic portal of the Panagia in Meronas
The decorative blind arches at the back of the Panagia Church in Meronas
The decorative blind arches at the back of the Panagia Church in Meronas
The Byzantine church of the Panagia, Meronas
The Byzantine church of the Panagia, Meronas
 
Visit the area of the sight: Meronas