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Places of worship (5)


Church of St. Athanassios

  The picturesque chapel of St Athanasius is close to the village of Pisia (1.5 km. from Loutraki) and is reached along a forestry road to Platanos. It was built in the fifteenth century and has wall paintings of 1638, the work of the priest-monk Seraphim Koulouris from Thebes. Among the subjects are Christ Pantocrator, the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ, St Mandelius, Sts Peter and Paul, and the Day of Judgment.

Church of St George

  The chapel of St, George is located in a natural cave near Schinos, 9 km. from Pisia. In Byzantine times, it seems very likely that the cave was used as a hermitage. Today, traces of a painting of St George on horseback have survived on the screen, and seem to date from around 1400.

Church of St. Paraskeve

  This is the “cathedral church” of Pisia: a three-aisled cruciform basilica with a dome. It stands on the site of an ilate eighteenth-century church, which was flattened by the earthquake of 1981.

Church of Transfiguration of Christ

  As we head down towards the sea at Schinos, we come to the church of the Transfiguration, which over the course of the centuries has undergone frequent alterations and additions. In earlier times, it was a groin-vaulted building, but today it is a single-aisled structure with a vaulted roof. The ornamentation of the window in the semicircular sanctuary apse takes the form of a dog-toothed band of ceramics, which means that the earliest building phase can be dated back to the twelfth or thirteenth century. To the east are the foundations of a semicircular apse, which presumably belonged to an earlier and much larger church.

Church of St. Blaise

  Two kilometers to the east of Schinos on the road to Alepochori is the single-aisled church of St Blaise. The original structure dates from 1969, and much care was put into its later reconstruction.

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