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Monastery of St. George at Archangelos

Last Update: Jan 2003

Monastery of St. George at Archangelos - Overview

The monastery of St George nearby the castle of Archngelos. Step inside and admire the modern fresco of St George slaying the dragon. The icing sugar tower of the church is easily picked out from this vantage point, finding a route down to it through the maze of narrow streets is a different matter. It lies at the heart of the old town crowded in by houses. The wedding-cake style of church tower is commonly seen on this island and others in the Dodecanese group but this one at Archangelos is one of the prettiest. Cross vaulting, instead of the more usual barrel vault, is also a feature of church architecture on the island.

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