Church of Saint John

Stylos

Church of Saint John Theologian at Stylos
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The temple of Saint John Theologian and St Nicholas is built at the entrance of the village of Stylos. This is a complex of three buildings, dating from the 13-15th century and preserving a fragmentary mural decoration of the 13th, 14th and 15th century.

The two temples were built in the architectural style of the usual one-room, vaulted with a pointed arch and the north narthex in the rarest type of cross-shaped bivalve, arched window. Both inside and outside the church, successive layers of cemetery were revealed with important findings and residual layers of the Minoan era.

Don't miss the fossilized pygmy elephant skeleton in a rock in the churchyard.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Peak Period: Venetian Era (1204 AD - 1669 AD)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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