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Churches

Scattered all over the area, you come across amazingly beautiful Byzantine churches, which emphasizes the religious nature of the inhabitants. The imperious archbishop’s church of St. John the Baptist - Naos tou Agios Ioannis Prodromos – stands in the centre. It was built in 1852 by the Italian architect James Sevastinos, and is the home of the icon of the saint, dating from 1646. The icon had once been on the island of Spetses, where, it is said that, it had saved the island from a Turkish invasion. The small church of the Holy TrinityNaos tis Agia Triada – which dates from the 12th century and with the exceptionally well-preserved icons, is located between Kranidi and Hermione, in the area called Pikrodafni. It is an important  monument of the Byzantine period with the integrated construction of ancient columns and marbles, which can be seen in some places even today. Another important church is the church of St. George - Agios Georgios –with its beautiful icons of the 17th Century. On the pine-clad hills of St. Ann – Agia Anna, you have a hermitage with a panoramic view, and not too far, in Artiki, is the church of St. John the Theologian – Agios Ioannis o Theologos. One of the newest women’s convents is the Panagia Panta Assis (Our Lady Queen of All), founded only in 1965. It is located between Kranidi and Portocheli and includes impressive Byzantine-style frescoes. Let’s not leave out the small picturesque chapel of Prophet Elisaios, which stands on the ring road around Kranidi.

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