Agia Paraskeri  by beverley365

Agia Paraskeri

Beautiful Byzantine church dating back to 9th century.
5 domed - 3 aisled - barrel vaulted Basilica making 1 of 2 such church’s on the island.

No photos allowed inside however I have to say it’s the most beautiful painted and cared for interior dating back 8th - 15th century’s.

I’ve been to the services a few times - in the centre of the village square- geroskipou = the garden of Aphrodite.

A very special experience.
Beautiful pale stone also.
April 17th, 2022  
You made this place sounds soooooo mysterious and attractive.
April 17th, 2022  
April 18th, 2022  
Beautiful architecture. Reminded me of the day I was in the village of Droushia. It was a Sunday and I wanted to attend church. There was no catholic mass but I attended the service in this small chapel. I sat down on one side and some were looking at me in a strange way. That's because I am a stranger I thought. Later at the hotel I talked to the receptionist about the experience. She explained that I had sat in the women's section. Bravo!
April 20th, 2022  
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