Panagia Kera church

Amari

Panagia Kera church, Amari
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The beautiful church of Panagia Kera by Amari village is hidden amongst olive groves. The three-aisled church of the 15th century is built on the place of a previously damaged cruciform church with a dome (13th century), which in turn is believed to have been built on the site of a Grecoroman temple of Apollo.

From the cruciform church of the 13th century we still see the sanctuary and a few frescoes. At the south entrance there is the family crest of Kallergis (15th century), one of the most powerful Cretan families of the Venetian Era who had withdrawn special privileges by the Venetian rulers .

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Additional Info

  • Location: Rethymnon Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Accessibility: Dirt track

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