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Churches and Monasteries in Pelion

Scattered throughout the many villages in Pelion are a wide selection of beautiful churches and monasteries that are well worth visiting, where you can see many beautiful religious icons and works of art.

Probably the most famous church in Pelion is the church of "Agia Marina" in the village of Kissos. This church is beautifully decorated with wooden frescoes and is one church that you must pay a visit to when in Pelion. For more information about the church of "Agia Marina", please pay a visit to the official site of the church.

Agios Vlasios
Church of Agios Vlasios - contains many beautiful and impressive icons. The church was built in 1820, by the skilled builder Dimos Zapaniotis, who was from Hepiros.

Agios Georgios Nilias
Monastery of Panmegiston-Taxiarhon. Built in 1309, it now operates as a monastery for women. As well the monastery of Agia Triada and the churches of Kimiseos tis Theotokou ( 1744 ), Agios Georgios and Agios Athanasios ( 1795 ).

Agios Dimitrios
Many churches in this village, such as Agios Dimitrios, Agios Ioannis Theologos, Agios Georgios and the Metamorphosis of Sotira and the small chapel of Panagitsa, which was built on the ruins of an ancient temple.

Agios Ioannis
Country chapels of Ai-Yiorgi, Ai-Yiannaki and the monastery of Ai-Yianni.

Agios Lavrentios
Byzantine monastery of Agios Lavrentios. This monastery was built in 1378 by the monk Lavrentios, who came to this area from the monastery of Athos in Meteora. The basilica church of Agios Athanasios ( 1777 ), the church of Agios Apostolos o Neos, which was built in a cross shape ( 1800 ) and the metropolis church of Agios Dimitrios ( 1730 ).

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Agria
Chapel of Panagia Tripia, which is built into a rock by the sea. Also there is the chapel of Timiou Stavrou (Holy Cross), which houses a beautiful wooden carved icon.

Anakasia
Byzantine church "Monument of Kimiseos of Theotkou". Houses beautiful frescoes dated from the 18th century.

Anilio
18th century church of Agios Athanasios. The wooden icons in this church are well worth a look at. Also visit the chapel of Ag.Triada, which has many impressive icons and frescoes.

Argalasti
The church of Agii Apostoli. The belfry of this church is amazing, and stands at 45 meters in height. It was made by local workmen in 1914 from marble.

Afetes
Church of Ai-Yiannis, which was built by the builder Dimos Zapaniotis from Herpirus.

Damouhari
Chapel of Agios Nicolaos, with beautiful painted frescoes by Ioannis Pagonis.

Drakia
Church of Agios Ioannis. This church is full of beautiful frescoes, which were done by the famous painter, Ioannis Pagonis. The chapel of Timios Stavros ( 1802), Panagitsas, and Panagia sta ampelia ( 1778), the church of Agios Nikolaos, Agios Georgios ( 1796) and the monastery of Agii Taxiarhes ( 1755).

Keramidi
Church of Agios Georgios, which was built in 1747.

Kissos
Church of Agia Marina. See top of the page for more details and a link to the official site of the church. The churches of Agios Konstantinos, Agios Efstathios ( 17 century) as well many small chapels.

Labinou
Monastery of "Panagias Tis Labithonas", which was built in 1800.

Lafkos
Monastery of Agios Athanasios. This monastery is extremely beautiful to visit and has many interesting icons and relects inside. To visit it, you must ask for information at the town hall. The church of Genesis tis Theotokou ( 1888- 1901).

Makrinitsa
Church of Agios Ioannis. Here you can see the frescoes that date from 1910, which were painted by the artist Theofilos. A well the churches of Agios Athanasios, Agios Georgios, Ai Giannis Prodromos( 1910 ) .

Makrirahi
There are a few churches in this village that are well worth a visit. They include the church of Agios Ioannis Prothromos, Proifiti Hilia, Agii Arargiri and Agios Konstantinos.

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Metohi
Church of Zoothohou Pigis (meaning Life Giving Stream). Inside are old icons dating from 1830.

Milies
Church of Pamegiston Taxiarhon, which was built in 1741, in the village square. From here started the revolution against the Turks in May 1821, under the leadership of Anthimos Gazis.

Milina
Monastery of Agii Sarada, on the nearby island of Alatas, and the monastery of Zoothohou Pigis on the small island of Prassouda.

Neohori
Church of Agios Dimitrios, dating from 1760, and home to many beautifully sculptured wooden icons, and frescoes painted by Ioannis Pagonis, Panagia tis Lais and the chapel of Panagia tis Plakas ( 1655), protector of the mines.

Paltsi
Monastery of Agios Athanasios, which was built in 1776 by the "Stergios Basdekis".

Portaria
Chapel of Panagias Tis Portareas, which houses many painted icons and frescoes, and is located right next to the church of Agios Nicolaos. The monasteries of Profitis Prodromos and Panagia I odigitria.

Pouri
Agios Dimitrios Byzantine basilica ( 1743 ).

Promiri
Chapel that is dedicated to the "Mother of God Mary", and which dates from1765.

Sourpi
Stone church of Agios Georgios, which was built in 1892. There is also the church of Agia Paraskevi.

Siki
The monastery of Timiou Prothromou, which was originally built in 1795, but was destroyed by the Turks. It was rebuilt in 1840, and today is operating as a monastery for women. The church of Agios Georgios in the village’s square, with old Christian relics and wooden crafted ikonostasi.

Trikeri
Churches of Agios Athanasios, dating from 1798, Agia Triada, with beautiful wooden icons, and the despotic throne of Napolean that is dated from 1739, Agios Athanasios ( 1798), and Agii Anargiri ( 1780).

Trikeri Palio ( Trikeri Island )
Church of Agios Yiannis, dating from 1786 and the monastery of Panagia I Faneromeni.

Tsagarada
The chapel of Panagias of Megalomatas, and the secret school, which is actually built inside a cave. The church of Agia Paraskevi( 1719), Agii Taxiarxes ( 1786), Agia Kiriaki ( 1746), Agii Apostoli ( 1760), Agii Anargiri ( 1786), and Agios Stefanos ( 1805).

Vizitsa
Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prothromos, which was built in 1789, and the church of Zoothohou Pigis (Life Giving Stream), built in 1725.

Xourihti
Church of Kimisis Tis Theotokou, which dates from 1450. Inside there are beautiful golden sculptures and painted frescoes.

Zagora
Many churches worth visiting, such as the churches of Agia Paraskevi (1803), Agios Georgios - St.George (1765), and Agia Kiriaki (1740). All are decorated with beautiful golden icons. The monastery Panagia Rasova which dates from the 13th century and the very old chapels of Profitis Ilias, Agios Dimitrios and Agios Athanasios, all dated from the 17th century.

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