Panagia Galaktousa Churchς


Panagia Church at Apomarmas
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In the middle of the village Apomarmas we meet the Byzantine church of Panagia Galaktousa, dating back from the 13th century. According to tradition the founder used milk instead of water in the mortar, thus the name Galaktousa (milky) was given. In fact the name probably is connected with the icon of the Virgin suckling Christ.

This a single vaulted church with bricks embedded on the exterior walls, while one can discern marble parts of capitals and other architectural parts obviously coming from an older temple. The church interior bears frescoes.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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