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Agios Georgios Vasson Monastery

The Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Agios Georgios Vasson is the only monastery of the island. The church was built in October 1857 based on the cross-in-square architectural form. 

Churches of particular archaeological interest

Agia Sophia (5th century, located at Agia Anastasia) is a basilica with a historic baptismal font that was salvaged from pirate raids. Agia Fotini (6th century, in Afoti, at a distance of 1km from Pigadia) is another basilica. The cathedral church of Olympos is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. It is located at the centre of the village, at the Sellai quarter and that is why it also bears the name “Sellayiotitsa”.   The Zoodohos Pigi church in Diafani is also known as “Gafaniotitsa”. Its murals were made by the local teacher and icon painter Giannis G.Tserkis. Agios Ioannis of Vroukounta. Its minimal iconostasis was created by Antonis I.Fanarakis, the folk master artist. Agios Onufrios (Ai-Noufris). It is the oldest church of Olympos. According to recent estimates it was built in the 13th century. Agia Anna (Catholic church) and Agioi Tessarakonta are two neighboring medieval chapels of the 13th century located at the Pera Panagia area of Olympos. Agia Barbara. The chapel, which is situated at the entrance of the village of Olympos, was built in 1720. Its well preserved iconostasis was created by Nikitas Sepis, an icon painter who is well-known in the area. Panagia Eftabatousa, at Agios Nikolaos of Spoa is a basilica of the 5th century with a roof made of wood and tiles. Agios Loukas in Apella. Agios Loukas is a church with murals that is located inside a cave. It was built in the second half of the 13th century. Agios Georgios of Lefkos is a basilica. Agios Mammas (10th -11th century), located at Menetes. Agios Antonios (13th -14th century), located at Menetes. 

Other important churches

Agioi Apostoloi (Pigadia). The Metropolitan church in Aperi with its carved iconostasis is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Many other churches of the island are also dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, like, for example, the church of Holy Mary in Menetes, which is one of the island’s most important churches, the church of Agios Panteleimonas in Stes, the church of the Holy Cross located over the mineral spring in Pyles, the church of Panagia Vrysiani in Mesohori and many other chapels.   
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