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Church of Agios Georgios

Last Update: Apr 2003

Catholic Cathedral

Churches ANO SYROS , SYROS , GREECE
84100 ANO SYROS , SYROS , GREECE

Church of Agios Georgios - Overview

  The church of Agios Georgios, "Saint Georges", is situated on top of the hill of Ano Syros. It has been the cathedral ("mitropolis") of the island’s catholic community since 1652.
  It was built in about 1200 A.D. and since then has been restored more than 3 times. In 1617, it was destroyed by the Turks. It acquired its present appearance after 1834.
  It boasts an impressive organ as well as exquisite frescoes and statues.
  The icons of Agios Georgios and the Panagia tis Elpidas are well-known and treated with great reverence. The portrait of bishop Andreas Kargas, who was hung by the Turks, is worth a mention.
  The Centre of Historical Studies is situated at the back of the church.


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