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Religious monuments

Agios Konstantinos church

  The paintings in this church are damaged, but the names Emmanuel and Ioannis Fokas are inscribed on the walls.


Agios Antonios late byzantine church

  Agios Antonios, at the north end of the village proper, dates from the fourteenth century and has frescoes of only two colours. The painters were probably Emmanuel and Ioannis Fokas.


Agios Georgios byzantine church

  The church of Agios Georgios is near the village cemetery. It is on a dirt road going north towards the Kastelli. It contains frescoes from the fourteenth or fifteenth century, probably by the Fokas brothers.


Byzantine church of the Panagia Pantanassa

  The Byzantine church of Pantanassa contains no pictures but has some interesting artefacts. It uses cruciform architecture with a large central dome. The top of the dome is decorated with bricks.


First byzantine period bassilica

  Hersonisos was also an important Byzantine area and the seat of an archbishop from the first Byzantine period. A triple-aisled fifth century basilica has been excavated in Kastri--one of the largest on Crete. The floors of the church are covered with mosaic. East of the town there is another basilica dating from the sixth century and its floors are also covered with mosaic.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.


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