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Listed 3 sub titles with search on: Places of worship  for wider area of: "POTAMIES Village CHERSONISSOS" .

Places of worship (3)


Afentis Christos chapel

  The chapel of Afentis Christos is a small, single-roomed church and contains some frescoes.


Monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa at Potamies

Tel: +30 2810 288484, 288394
Fax: +30 2810 288484

  According to tradition, the monastery of the Panagia Gouverniotissa was built by a Byzantine King who came to Crete after its liberation from the Arabs in 961 A.D. The cruciform church has two aisles of the same height, and a dome in the centre. The dome has arches with windows in them. The church contains some elegant frescoes dominated by the Pantocrator in the dome. The church, high up on a hill, has a pleasant view of the green valley below. The monastery's valuable icons, carved wooden altar screen and sanctuary doors are on display in the Historical Museum of Crete in Iraklion.

This extract is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

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