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This is a beautiful church, and a very interesting historical building. It was built around 1100 AD... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Lund, Sweden
Lovely old church

Beautiful church tucked away at the foot of Mount Profitis Ilias with well-preserved frescoes on... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Ryan H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is a beautiful church, and a very interesting historical building. It was built around 1100 AD as the first chatedral of Santorini, commissioned by the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos at the end of the 11th century, and took the place of a previous...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church tucked away at the foot of Mount Profitis Ilias with well-preserved frescoes on some of the ceiling sections from the Byzantine era. If you can get in before a tour group arrives it is a beautiful, serene spot to stop and reflect. Open...More

1  Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 8 September 2018

One of the places to visit if you want to see 11th Century Byzantine church. If you visit, check the visiting hours. It closes at lunch time and opens at 2PM. We went there without checking the hours but had a pleasant time waiting outside...More

1  Thank Jo C
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Lovely location with great views, old carob tree and lots of content looking strays lounging around. Lots to see of interest here, inside and out. Old stone engraved animal watering trough outside, inside is crammed full of frescoes, paintings and trinkets and the light coming...More

Thank Thewanderingwinos
Reviewed 12 January 2018

A beautiful 11th century Byzantine Church on Santorini that is very small but certainly worth your time. Beautifully decorated. Animal greeters on staff.

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a beautiful little church and much visited by many tourists. Unfortunately when we were there we were joined by 3 large buses of tourists and it was impossible to appreciate the splendour of this magnificent church. Built in 1115 it contains many valuable...More

1  Thank Plymouthtraveller8
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Absolutely a treasure ... beautiful remains of 12th century frescoes, densely decorated small church. Our book had a superb guide around the walls, no signage there. I read of a rumored book that one could purchase in English and German, but no sign of it....More

1  Thank Mattison W
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Absolutely worth the drive to be here if you want to see beautiful Byzantine icons. A quite special place. You will also be in a great location to appreciate Profits Illias, and the coastline.

Thank carol c
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This is Oia's main church, which was constructed during Byzantines times. Nice from inside and outside. A must visit when in Santorini.

Thank 472aramk
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Is a Orthodox Church from the Byzantine period, with beautiful frescoes, sculptures beautiful architecture and wonderful sculptures, images and decoration; is for a visit that will take little time and must be done!

2  Thank LuBrasil L
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