Church of the Dormition near Vamos, Crete

Church 2

This is the second in my short series on Byzantine churches in Crete. You can read here about the first church I covered, Aghios Nikolaos in Kyriakoselia.

The Church of the Dormition is in the middle of olive groves on a dirt track off the Vamos to Vrysses road. The dirt track is barred by a stock fence to stop the sheep getting out, but once you get the hang of the way it works, it’s easy to get through.

Allegedly this church has beautiful frescoes from the 11-14th centuries. I say allegedly because the church was locked so we couldn’t check this for ourselves. The consolation though is that the church is in a beautiful setting, looking towards the White Mountains, worth visiting for that alone.

Church 1

It used to be part of a monastery of which only the ruins now remain.

Church exterior 3

Church exterior 4

Church exterior

 

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2 thoughts on “Church of the Dormition near Vamos, Crete

  1. Pingback: The Byzantine frescoes of Alikampos – figures of the saints | wordscene

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