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Church of Zoodochos Pigis Samarina

In the middle of a wonderful natural landscape and very close to the village of Kalogerorrachi, you will come across a small but imposing church, the Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi Samarina.

The temple was built in the 12th century and according to the prevailing version, the church was built on the ruins of an ancient temple.

Inside the church are preserved impressive wall paintings of the so-called “academic trend” of the late 12th century late 12th century, with characteristic monumental representations from the life of Christ.

Among all the frescoes, by general admission, the one that stands out is the idiosyncratic depiction of the dead Christ in the shroud, perhaps the only example in Byzantine monumental painting.

Opening Hours

The Church can be visited on all days of the week.

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