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Basilica of the First Byzantine Period in Vizari

Remains of the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
Remains of the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
Near Vizari, in the location Ellinika, (signposted in the village) there are the remains of an important three-aisled basilica with an adjoining narthex, one of the oldest churches in Crete. The well-preserved church probably had a wooden roof. Now only remnants of the walls remain. It was presumably used as a bishopric church of Sivritos around the seventh century.

Photos of Basilica of the First Byzantine Period in Vizari:


Remains of the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
Remains of the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
The columns from the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
The columns from the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
The basilica in Ellinika, Vizari with Mount Psiloritis in the background
The basilica in Ellinika, Vizari with Mount Psiloritis in the background
Remains of the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
Remains of the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
The three-aisled basilica in Ellinika and Mount Psiloritis
The three-aisled basilica in Ellinika and Mount Psiloritis
Remains of the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
Remains of the three-aisled basilica in Ellinika, Vizari
 
Visit the area of the sight: Vizari