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PLATSA (Village) LEFKTRA
This church is a three declivity basilica which was founded in the 10th century A.D.
The dome and the frescos are characterised by two technique styles and were constructed in the mid 14th century while the frescos of the north declivity of the church date back to the 15th century.
On the central declivity there is an inscription of dedication while other inscriptions on other parts of the decorations are saved, as well.
On the iconostasis, sculptures of Midbyzantine years are preserved.
There is a church service once a year and nowadays there are restoration and renovation works of the surrounding structures.
In the area of Platsa there are other Byzantine churches like St. Paraskevi with 15th century frescoes and St. Demetrios.
This text is cited Jan 2003 from the Messenia Prefecture Tourism Promotion Commission URL below.
The church is a three-aisled basilica built in the 10th century. The
dome was added in the mid-14th century by Constantinos Spanis and at the same
time the interior was decorated with wall paintings representing two different
styles. A votive inscription is preserved in the middle aisle, and other inscriptions
are seen among the decorative elements of the walls. The wall paintings of the
north aisle date to the 15th century. Sculptures of the Middle Byzantine period
are preserved in the iconostasis.
The roof of the church has been retiled, the surrounding buildings have been restored, and the wall paintings have been supported and cleaned.
Today the church functions only once a year.
Platsa is a traditional settlement of Messenian Mani, with many defensive towers, harmonically combined with the exceptional natural setting. Several more significant churches are to be seen in the village: St. Paraskevi, a cross-vaulted church with wall paintings of the 15th century, the Byzantine church of St. Demetrios and a few post-Byzantine churches.
This text is cited Sept 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below, which also contains image.
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