Church of Saint John

Episkopi

Church of Saint John at Episkopi (Pediada)
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One of the many Byzantine churches at Episkopi, province Pediada, is that of Saint John the Baptist. The temple, dedicated to the Beheading of John the Baptist, bears exceptional frescoes dating back from the 14th century. On the floor there are two graves, while on the exterior wall it has an arcosolium (tomb monument) that probably belongs to the founder of the church.

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Additional Info

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

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