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Places of worship (5)


Church of St Athanasios

Tel: +30 22510 22.677

  The cathedral of Mytilene is situated in the centre of the city and is dedicated to St Athanasios. It dates in the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century and is built according to the architectural type of a domed basilica. In the interior it is ornamented with wall paintings in which influences from the Renaissance painting can be traced. The church's templon - which is presently being restored - constitutes one of the most beautiful examples of post-Byzantine wood carving on Lesbos. Its bell-tower is also of architectural interest as it strongly bears gothic elements.
  The relics of St Theodoros of Byzantium - the patron saint of the city - are kept intact inside the church and thus the monument constitutes an important place of pilgrimage.

Cathedral of Ayios Athanasios

It is in the center of Mytilene. It is a three-aisle cruciform basilica built in the end of the 16th century. It is dedicated to Saint Athanassios and in the church the holy remains of the martyr Saint Theodoros of Byzantium - patron saint of the town - are kept. The fretwork icon-screen is one of the most impressive works of post-Byzantine art (1738), while the holy icon of Jesus Christ is a wonderful heirloom from Asia Minor (16th century).

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


Church of St Therapon

Tel: +30 22510 22561

  The church of St Therapon dominates the city of Mytilene owing to both its impressive mass but mainly to the originality of its architectural type. The erection of this monument commenced in the beginning of the 19th century by the flourishing at that time Christian quarter and was completed in 1935. The architect was Argyris Adalis, Ziller's student.
  The architectural order follows the cross-in-square type; however, the monument constitutes a combination of elements from contemporary architectural trends that prevailed in the West (Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism etc). Gothic elements are prevalent as well, adding an impressiveness and a distinctive style to the monument.
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Church of Ayios Therapon

It is an imposing building at the area of the port and the biggest church in Mytilene. It was built in 1860 and it is a cruciform Byzantine basilica. Among its impressive icons, two are of special value, the one is of Christ (14th century) and the other of Ayios Ioannis (Saint John) the Theologian (15th century).

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

Church of Ayioi Theodori

It is the oldest church of Mytilene, built at the edge of the ancient town. It was built in the Byzantine period and reconstructed after its destruction by a fire in 1759 as a three-aisle basilica

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