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Agios Ahillios Island churches, Lake Mikri Prespa

Agios Ahillios Island churches, Lake Mikri Prespa

Florina, GR

The connected island of Agios Ahillios is a site steeped in history. Indeed, in the 10th century, this islet was one of the centres of Bulgarian imperial power, at which time it preserves the massive ruins of the Basilica of St. Achilles. South of the site are still several other churches and monasteries.

Agios Eleftherios Church

Agios Eleftherios Church

Athina, GR

The Agios Eleftherios church was built in the early 13th century. This date, however, is the subject of debate, some historians claiming that the church could be older (twelfth, eleventh, even eight centuries). This Byzantine temple was built on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of Eileithyia.

Agios Georgios church

Agios Georgios church

Athina, GR

The Agios Georgios church in Athens is a nineteenth-century reconstruction of a medieval temple. The Greek-Byzantine style of the temple is typical of the reign of Otto I (1832-1862) during which the temple was rebuilt after being destroyed during the Revolution of 1821.

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis

Kalopanagiotis, CY

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis, is a complex of churches whose oldest one, the church of Agios Irakleidios dates from the 11th century. Agios Ioannis Lampadistis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

Agios Minas Cathedral

Agios Minas Cathedral

Heraklion, GR

The Cathedral of St. Minas is an Orthodox Cathedral located in Heraklion and is the seat of the Archbishop of Crete. It began to be built in 1862, but its construction was interrupted during the Cretan Revolution of 1866 and was finally completed in early 1895.

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis

Kakopetria , CY

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis is one of the painted churches of the Troodos Mountains. As such, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Construction began in the early 11th century, with frescoes dating back to the 6th century.

Akureyrarkirkja

Akureyrarkirkja

Akureyri, IS

The Akureyri church is a Lutheran church dedicated in 1940. The building was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, the architect behind the Hallgrímskirkja.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Paris, FR

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Russian orthodox consecrated in 1861. It is the first permanent place of worship for the Russian Orthodox community in Paris. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The cathedral, including the crypt, has been listed as a historic monument since 1981.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Slovyansk, UA

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral of Sloviansk is an Orthodox cathedral. The church has been the target of shelling due to the ongoing fighting in the region, but the cathedral remains intact.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Sofia, BG

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral of Neo- Byzantine style built between 1882 and 1912. Comprising five naves and three altars and can hold nearly 10,000 worshipers, it is the largest cathedral on the Balkan Peninsula, one of the largest cathedrals in the Orthodox world and one of the symbols of Sofia.

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