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Santorini Churches: Information about the churches of Santorini Greece, Cyclades

Santorini has more than 250 churches. Below are just a few of the many Cycladic churches that visitors can see.

Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
Santorini Othodox Metropolitan CathedralThe Cathedral is located in the centre of Fira. It was first built in 1827 and then rebuilt after the earthquake of 1956. All frescoes inside were painted by a local artist, Christoforos Assimis.

Catholic Cathedral
Santorini Catholic Cathedral It is located in Fira, in the Catholic Quarter. This church with its amazing bell tower was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1956. It is dedicated to St John the Baptist.

Panagia Episkopi
The church of Panagia Episkopi is located south of Mesa Gonia. It is one of the only Byzantine churches preserved. The church survived the invasions of Venetians, Francs, Russians and Turks and even the frequent earthquakes. It was founded by the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus. Panagia Episkopi is dedicated to the Virgin who is celebrated every August 15th with an important religious ceremony and a feast with plenty of food, dancing and singing. The wall paintings inside the church are dated to 1100 AC. Many treasures, like liturgical, icons and ecclesiastical books, were destroyed by the 1915 fire but fortunately, most of icons have been saved. Visitors can admire the icons even if 26 of them were stolen in 1982.

Prophet Elias Monastery
The Monastery is located near Pyrgos, which was built at the beginning of the 18th century. Visitors can admire all types of ecclesiastical items, old books, Byzantine documents and manuscripts, and also learn about candle making, printing and wine making.
It is also a very nice place to visit for the great panoramic view it offers.

The Dominican Convent
It is located in the center of Fira, in the Catholic neighbour, and inhabited by 12 nuns from different countries. You can hear the sisters of the closed order sing vespers.

Agios Nikolaos Monastery
Santorini Agios Nikoalos Monastery The monastery is located between Firostefani and Imerovigli. It was built in 1651 and is dedicated to three saints: Panteleimon, Zoodohos Pigi, and Nicholas. The monastery houses a fine Byzantine icon of Saint Nicholas.
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Church in Fira
Santorini Fira Church
Colourful church

Church at Red Beach
Church in Oia
Church in Pirgos

Famous church of Oia
Fira beautiful church
Church in Firostefani

Church in Imerovigli
Bell tower
Church on the cliff
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