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Church of Agios Stefanos at Mantamados

Last Update: Nov 2011

(12th-13th century)

Churches, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments AGIOS STEFANOS , MYTILINI , GREECE
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Church of Agios Stefanos at Mantamados - Overview

  The temple of Saint Stephen (Agios Stephanos) is located in the eastern part of the island, near the village Mantamados. It belongs to the type of aisleless cruciform churches and dates approximately in the late Byzantine years. It is of relatively small dimensions and was totally constructed with carved stones of rose-colored trachyte.
  It was initially roofed with a dome, which however had already collapsed when the traveler Newton visited the church in the mid-19th century. The roof was rebuilt by the local inhabitants, with the placing of wooden beams in the place of the dome and the covering with bricks. In the eastern side, three semicircle apses of the holy altar are discerned, while arches ornament the north and south wall.
  The roofed shed with pillars in the west of the church is a more recent construction, too. Architectural elements of an older church and a Roman inscription are found incorporated in the walls.
  The small settlement of "Aggeioplastes" (Potters), not far from the church itself, in a location called "Anichtos", with characteristic pottery workshops and furnaces is of particular interest as well.

Church of Agios Stefanos at Mantamados - Map

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  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 22510 40135, 22510 40136, Fax: 22510 40112, Email:  
    14th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Mytilini

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Visiting Information • Free admission • By appointment
On site monuments • Churches / Middle Byzantine period, AD 610-1204 • Monastery / Late Byzantine period, AD 1204-1453

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