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Places of worship (27)

Cathedrals

ZACHARO (Small town) ILIA

Church of St. Spyridon

Saint Spiridon is the protector of the town and the church is located at its highest point. It is over 100 years old. It has a beautiful garden and from all entrances the view to the sea is breathtaking. For decades now the St. Spiridon church has enriched the faith and held the respect of its residents.


Churches

GASTOUNI (Small town) ILIA

Panaghia Katholiki

  The Byzantine church of the Panaghia Katholiki at Gastouni, Eleia, is a two- columned inscribed cruciform church of the 12th century. It has a semi-hexagonal apse, dome with eight-sided drum and a narthex at the west side.
   The walls, with panels of reticulate tiling and double layers of tiles at the joins, are embellished with a plain ceramic decoration, especially dentil courses, and with embedded glazed bowls. Unique Frankish influence of the 14th century is seen in the pointed arch of the north doorway, now blocked. The later addition of an exonarthex and large doorway openings are the only few changes that have been made to the original form of the building.
   Two layers of wall paintings are preserved on the interior. The second layer is dated by an inscription to the year 1702 and was made with funds contributed by Ioannikios the bishop of Olene. A second inscription of the same period referring to the donors of the church and giving the date of building as 1279, refers in all likelihood to the earlier donors' inscription.


Country churches

ZACHARO (Small town) ILIA

Chapel of Prophet Elias

It is a picturesque church built on an pine-covered hill. Every summer, on July 20th there is a big fiesta. For the Zacharians there has been a close bond with this church since the town΄s cemetery is there. It was built towards the end of the 19th century.


Monasteries

AMALIADA (Town) ILIA

Monastery of Frangavilla

  On the outskirts of Amalias is the Byzantine Monastery of Frangavilla, now the orphanage of the municipality of Elis. The Katholikon, a Middle Byzantine building, is one of the most important churches of Eleia. It is a four-columned inscribed cruciform church with a dome.
   Later additions and repairs have altered its exterior appearance and it now gives the impression of being massive and unarticulated. Preserved on the interior are important wall paintings. The earliest are probably contemporary with the erection of the building and the later ones are datable to the 17th century.


AMYGDALIES (Village) ILIA

EPITALIO (Small town) ILIA

GERAKI (Village) AMALIADA

KOUROUTAS (Settlement) AMALIADA

Monastery of St. Athanassios

Tel: +30 26220 27306

KRESTENA (Small town) ILIA

KRYONERI (Village) FIGALIA

LAMBIA (Village) ILIA

LAMBIA (Mountain) ILIA

Monastery of St. George at Lampeti

Tel: +30 26210 33842

LANTHIO (Village) ILIA

Panagia Kremasti Monastery


MAKRISSIA (Village) ILIA

Monastery of Frangopidimatos

Tel: +30 26210 51312

MONI KREMASTIS (Monastery) ILIA

Monastery of the Virgin Kremasti

Tel: +30 26210 25303

MONI SKAFIDIAS (Monastery) ILIA

Monastery of Skafidia

Tel: +30 26210 94273

MONI VLACHERNON (Monastery) ILIA

Monastery of St. John at Pelopi

Tel: +30 26240 31393

VOULIAGMENI (Village) ILIA

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