We found out that a little Byzantine church in our area was to re-open. The land on which the church is situated used to belong to the biggest landowner in our area. When he died a big company purchased the land and closed the church to the public. Now another company has bought the land and the church was be open for the first time on Good Friday, so we decided to go and have a look.
To get to the church we had to walk down this path
with a stream to our right
and spring wild flowers to our left.
We met the priest on our way who gave us some information on the history of the church
Over the little bridge
and there it was: the church of the Eisodion Theotokou
built in the 13th century.
Cute beyond words
A view of the south side
four free-standing candelabra by the entrance.
We walked in and the whole place was a hub of activity
as women were decorating the Epitaphios
The church has been restored with the exception of the frescoes
which date from the 17th and 18th centuries
sticky tape has been placed over parts of some of the frescoes to prevent the plaster from falling
I hope money can be found for the restoration soon
some of the frescoes are more recent, and these were painted by Aginora Asteriades in the 1930s
some nice wrought-iron work over the arches
the windows are delightful
When we walked out again we noticed the old well
which is wind-powered
one last close look before we left.