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Places of worship (11)


Byzantine church of Agia Triada and Agios Nikolaos

  In the centre of the village of Agia Triada is the Byzantine church of Agia Triada which contains some frescoes. The church is two aisled (Agia Triada and Agios Nikolaos).

Byzantine church of Agios Dimitrios

In the village of Aghios Dimitrios, which is situated 10 km east of Rethymno on the road to Arkadi, the cruciform church of Aghios Dimitrios inscribed with a cupola can be found. It dates back to the 11th century.

Agios Dimitrios Church

  The large and beautiful Byzantine church of Agios Dimitrios, of cruciform architecture, has a large dome on a drum, several high blind arches for support and decoration and there are remains of frescoes.

Agia Marina Church

  The Byzantine church of Agia Marina, exactly opposite the treasury, has melon reliefs above its entrance door.

Agia Irini byzantine Church

  Agia Irini, also in Ano Viran Episkopi was the bishopric of Ario for a period. Few marble remains of this three-aisled basilica are visible today. A new church, Agii Anargiri, has been built on top of it.

Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos

  On the eastern side of the acropolis hill, reached through the village of ancient Eleftherna, there is the Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos from the tenth century, which contains frescoes of the twelfth century. It has cruciform architecture and a rectangular shape. The church has re-used materials from an earlier church of the sixth century, a basilica which is believed to have been the bishopric of Eleftherna during the first Byzantine period. Lower still, on the same dirt track, there are the remains of another basilica of the first Byzantine period, a Roman villa, and of a second Greek bridge.

This extract is cited Nov 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis

  In the centre of the village of Erfi there is the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis, which has some interesting frescoes in it.

Byzantine church of Panagia

  In the centre of the village of Kirianna is the Byzantine church of the Panagia with cruciform architecture, a very large narthex in front on the same axis as the main aisle of the church, and has another extension on the side. The church has a large dome supported at the intersection of the aisles forming the cross. In front of the church there is a bell tower with three arches, unique in its beauty and detailed craftsmanship. In the church there is a piece of marble decorated with reliefs showing the life of Christ and the Saints.

This text is cited Nov 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

Agios Ioannis Church

  The church of Agios Ioannis is in the centre of the village and has an unusually- shaped window.


Arsaniou Monastery

Tel: +30 28310 71228

The Monastery of Arsani is situated 12 km east of Rethymno. Apparently a monk called Arsenios founded it during the period of Venetian occupation, and the monastery was named after him. According to another opinion the name is derived from a woman called Arsinoe, who contributed her possessions to the building of the monastery. The cruciform, domed church as it appears today was built in 1888 and is dedicated to Aghios Georgios. The church of present day was built on the remains of an older one, which had been consecrated in 1600. The monastery was restored in 1970, whilst the nave was ornamented with frescoes in approximately 1988/90. The monastery boasts a museum and a congress centre.

This text is cited Jan 2004 from the Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture URL below, which contains image.

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