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Places of worship (3)


Church of the Dormition of the Virgin

Tel: +30 22530 41223

  The church is built in the centre of Petra (55 km from Mytilene, in the north part of the island) on a rock of approximately 40m height. 114 steps carved in the rock lead to its top. It constitutes one of the most important places of pilgrimage on Lesbos.
  Travelers from the 15th to the 18th century report the existence of a small castle on the top of the rock. It is probable that in an earlier phase there was a small church surrounded by walls, which in the beginning of the 17th century was replaced with a bigger one which took its present form after the repair works in 1840. This church is made of stone and follows the architectural type of a three-aisled basilica.
  Its interior is decorated with a remarkable wood carved templon as well as a wood carved bishop's throne.

Church of Panayia Glyckofiloussa ( Virgin Mary )

It is at Petra built high up on a rock, with 114 steps curved in it that lead to the church. The location gives one the impression that it was selected for protection against pirate raids common in the post-Byzantine period. The church has a valuable icon-screen and wonderful hagiographies. It is a significant pilgrimage of the island.

This text is cited Jan 2003 from the Prefecture of Lesvos URL below, which contains image.

Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos)

There are frescoes of the 17th century.

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