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~ Santorini churches ~

~ by katherine & anastasios ~

In Santorini island anywhere you look you will see a church .
There is saying that there are more churches than the days of the year , from tiny ones to large and elegant ones .
All of them are whitewashed with blue domes .
Santorini has Byzantine churches , Orthodox churches , Cathedral churches , Greek & Catholic nunnery and more .
Fira is the seat for both a Catholic or an Orthodox bishop .
In Santorini they usually have religious festivals .
Everyone is invited and treated with a traditional meal of dried peas , and onion soup followed by singing and folk dancing
Some of the dates to keep in your itinerary are : 20/07and 15/08 every year .
Agios Nikolaos is a church that you will find everywhere in Santorini because he is the protector of our shipmen's .
Most of the churches in Santorini have been built by seamen whose patron Saint saved them from storms or other great dangers .
The Convent of St. Nickolaos is the oldest of the island and it was build in 1815 - 1820 .
Originally the convent was built in inaccessible castle of Skaros but the nuns moved it to present position .
On 1651 Gyzis family got a permission from the bishop to covert the small church to a convent .
It became property of the Greek state on 1849 .
Agios Stefanos is the oldest church on Santorini .
It was built between the 4th and 5th century .
It is located in Mesa Vouno and it shows that Christianity came to the island since then .
Episkopi Gonias church is in the area of the village Mesa Gonia .
It is a church dedicated to the "Assumption of The Virgin" .
It was built in the end of the 11th century ( around 1115 ) and it has survived many invasions , fires ( it is said that a hand of Virgin Mary covered them by the fire and protected them from being burned ) and the devastating earthquake of 1956 .
Some hagiography of the century is still preserved , Byzantine icons , and marble sculptures are worth seeing .
The church is considered the best example of traditional ecclesiastical...


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