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Basilica of the First Byzantine Period in Panormo

The remains of the basilica of Agia Sofia
The remains of the basilica of Agia Sofia
In Panormo the remains of the sixth century Christian basilica of Agia Sofia have been excavated. The basilica has three aisles; each aisle was separated from the other by four columns. Fragments of the capitals have been found. In front of the church, at right angles to the aisles, there is a narthex, and in front of the narthex an atrium which had Corinthian columns around the cistern and may have been a baptistery. To find the church, follow the main road entering the village until the Panormon post-office. Opposite the post-office on the left side of the square there is a sign to Agia Sofia. The road goes under the highway and in 100 metres reaches Agia Sofia.

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The remains of the basilica of Agia Sofia
The remains of the basilica of Agia Sofia
Agia Sofia - the three-aisled basilica in Panormon
Agia Sofia - the three-aisled basilica in Panormon
Agia Sofia - the three-aisled basilica in Panormon
Agia Sofia - the three-aisled basilica in Panormon
Agia Sofia - the three-aisled basilica in Panormon
Agia Sofia - the three-aisled basilica in Panormon
Remains of Agia Sofia Basilica, Panormon
Remains of Agia Sofia Basilica, Panormon
The remains of the basilica of Agia Sofia
The remains of the basilica of Agia Sofia
 
Visit the area of the sight: Panormon (Panormos)