ERIMOS (Settlement) ITYLO
The church, built in the 12th century, is of the two-column, cross-in-square type with an "Athenian" dome and a narthex. The walls are carefully built with the "cloisonne" masonry, and are richly decorated with ornamental brick bands and sculptures over the windows. An arched bell-tower was later added and in its masonry the sculptures of the older iconostasis were used. The interior of the church is covered with plaster but wall paintings of the post-Byzantine period are preserved on the north wall and the apse.
Restoration work at the foundations of the church revealed an ossuary outside the external SE corner, and a water cistern close to the south wall. Since 1992 the 5th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities has replaced the tiles of the roof and has repaired the stone masonry and the decorative elements of the church.
The area of Erimos is rich in Byzantine monuments, including the churches of the Taxiarches (Archangels) at Kouloumi (13th century), of St. John at the settlement of Mina (Byzantine period), the church of Aghia Soulani and many more.
This text is cited Apr 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below, which also contains image.
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