Panagia Gorgoepikoos Church

Panagia Gorgoepikoos Church

Also known as Agios Eleftherios. This is a cruciform church with a dome that it is also called "Mikri Mitropoli" (Small Mitropolis), very accurately when one compares its dimensions to Metropolitan Church next to it.

It is dedicated to Panagia Gorgoepikoos (answers to prayers quickly) and to Agios Eleftherios, patron of women about to give birth.

The church was built in the 12th Century entirely with Pentelic marble, with a pattern of sculptures, ancient and Byzantine. It is distinguished for the strange usage of entirely ancient material that the architect preferred without straying from the Byzantine line. The churchʼs floor is about 30 cm lower than todayʼs earth surface, a fact that indicates its age.


Churches of Historic Center
Metropolitan Cathedral
Panagia Gorgoepikoos Church
Metamorfosi tou Sotiros Church
Agios Dimitrios Loubardiaris Church
Panagia Spiliotissa Church
Pantanassa Church
Agios Nikolaos Ragavas Church
Agioi Apostoloi Church
Agia Marina Church


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