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Agios Fanourios Church in Moni Varsamonerou

A detail of the portal of Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
A detail of the portal of Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
The two aisles of the church were constructed and painted at different times: the northern aisle is the oldest with dates inscribed in the wall of 1332 and 1404, the southern one is next with an inscription dated 1400-1428.
The church is a very rare example of a church with two narthex at the entrance of the church, both at right angles to the two aisles of the church. The church contains interesting exterior decorations of bricks. The doors and round windows are exceptionally well-carved. It is one of the best examples of Gothic influence in the exterior decoration of Byzantine churches in Crete; also the church contains some very well-preserved frescoes.

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Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
Agios Fanourios Church, Varsamonero Monastery
Agios Fanourios Church, Varsamonero Monastery
Agios Fanourios Church, Varsamonero Monastery
Agios Fanourios Church, Varsamonero Monastery
The ornate portal and belfry of Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
The ornate portal and belfry of Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
The decorative window in Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
The decorative window in Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
A detail of the portal of Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
A detail of the portal of Agios Fanourios Church, Moni Varsamonero
 
Visit the area of the sight: Varsamonero Monastery