Church of Lord Christ at

Dories

Church of Lord Christ at Dories
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The cemeterial church of Lord Christ the Savor (celebr. August 6) at Dories was probably the temple of a monastery of the Venetian Era. The church is a single-aisled, vaulted temple built of stones of varying sizes. Next to it we see two stone buildings (monk cells?) and a tank.

The monastery probably operated in the middle of the 16th century. According to local tradition, the monastery of the Saviour actively participated in the fight against the Ottoman rule and became a shelter for the Cretan rebels.

Of particular interest is the portable icon of the Transfiguration in the iconostasis of the church.

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Additional Info

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

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