Church of Lord Christ

Tylissos

Church of Christ the Savior at Tylissos
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The single-aisled vaulted church of Jesus Christ in the old central Square of Tylissos has undergone alterations through the centuries. It’s interior houses an arcosolium (funerary monument of the founder of the church) while there is an exceptional fountain with Arabic inscriptions embedded on its exterior wall.

The church bears frescoes of the 14th century include depictions from the Life of the Virgin Mary (Panagia), a representation of the Virgin holding the baby Jesus, Santa Maria of Egypt, prophets, Saints, decorative geometric themes, etc.

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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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