Church of Panagia

Nippos

Church of Panagia Perivolitsiani at Nippos
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The church of Panagia Perivolitissa or Perivolitsiani is a single-aisled temple of 1570 built on a hill north of the village Nippos. The temple is dedicated to the Birth of the Virgin Mary and bears frescoes in poor condition. It is believed that the place operated as a monastery, Episcopal Seat, after the desctruction of Aptera town by an earthquake, and as a school of hagiography. In the church there are graves of monks and priests.

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Additional Info

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

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