Saint Andrew church at

Vourvoulitis

Saint Andrew church at Vourvoulitis
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The church of Saint Andrew (Agios Andreas) is located in a lush green area with plane trees near the village Vourvoulitis. Next to the church there is the small cave Kalegerospilios from which gushes water and is collected to a cistern, while the roof of the cave preserves traces of a fresco of Lord Christ. According to Gerola, the temple bears traces of frescoes depiciting the crucifixion and some saints. The church operated as a male monastery and according to oral tradition it was ruined after a Saracens' invasion.

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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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