Church of Zoodohos Pigi


Church of Zoodohos Pigi at Arhontiko
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The church of Panagia (Life Giving Spring is located at position Prinias, near village Archontiko or Alitzani at province Monofatsi. The church, very old and small, bears traces of frescoes dating back to the 14th century, while you can still see the embedded vessels used to improve acoustics (sound).

The church was in ruined until the late 1960s, when it was restored as it is today. However, the saint to whom the church was dedicated in the past was not known and after the restoration it was initially dedicated to Saint Nikitas (that is why the church celebrates also on September 15). Later, after a vision and due to the existence of a well, it was dedicated to Panagia Zoodochos Pigi (it celebrates 5 days after Easter).

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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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