Church of Archangel Michael


Church of Archangel Michael at Vlahiana
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The church of the Archangel Michael at the deserted settlement of Vlahiana dates back from 1447 and is maintained in good condition. It is a double-aisled church with decors on the exterior of the entrance and a weird window at the back. There is a tomb of the founder of Vlahiana, Georgios Vlahos, who fighted against the Turks at the side of the Cretan hero Daskalogiannis.

The temple bears frescoes of very good quality, distinguished by the pragmatic and refined performances. The figures are elegant with soft light and faces have a classic beauty and light. The features of the art reveal effect of the West Europe art.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Peak Period: Venetian Era (1204 AD - 1669 AD)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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