The Religious monuments of Crete


The province of Amari at the foothills of Psiloritis Range and Mount Kentros was a great monastic center, with many countryside monasteries throughout its territory.

Church of Saint George Xififoros in Apodoulou

The church of Saint George (Agios Georgios) Sword holder (Xififoros) is located in a wooded area northwest of the village Apodoulou, province Amari. The church is one-room arched-roof temple with three blind arches on each long side, symmetrically positioned on the central transverse axis.


Church of Panagia in Lambiotes

The church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) which is located in the cemetery of the village Lambiotes is a small one-room arched temple of the 14th century. The temple was expanded westwards during the 15th century, when an arcosolium was also added to the south side ( arcosolium is a Venetian burial monument).


Church of Saint Nicholas in Lambiotes

The church of Agios Nikolaos in Lambiotes is a small arched and one-roomed temple located at the entrance of the village. It is one of the many temples in the province of Amari dedicated to Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos).


Church of Panagia in Patsos

The ruined church of Panagia in the village Patsos, province Amari, is dedicated to the Birth of the Theotokos. The magnificence of the building and the high quality of construction materials and frescoes rank this church as one of the most important in Crete.


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