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 Country churches
Ayios Ioannis Prodromos
The little church of Ayios Ioannis Prodromos is located a little outside the village, at the peak of the hill, where the view is exceptional. This is a small, single-aisled church with a wooden, tiled roof which must have replaced a much taller one. The whole of the church is full of wall-paintings which were most likely executed at the beginning of the 17th century. Most of these today require particular care as they have faded over time and through neglect, and constitute one of the few groups of post-Byzantine wall-paintings on Lefkada. 'The Last Supper' on the north side, 'St John the Baptist,' with the infant St John being led to Zacharias, the 'Saints Kosmas, Damianos, Panteleimon and Minas,' in various costumes and with rich colours, create an unusual religious atmosphere which can be felt by the visitor even today. The area of the Haradiatika also stands out for its beautiful ravine. Exquisite, unspoiled by human intervention, it is ideal for walks through the natural environment.

This extract is cited April 2004 from the Prefecture of Lefkada URL below, which contains images

http://www.lefkada-monuments.gr/English_version/ni... (7 img.) English Greek

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