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Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos)

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August 15th at the Church square

The night before a band played to accompany the litany of the feast icon as locals and visiting... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
A very interesting place

A very interesting church well kept interesting history and nice atmosphere with nice icons and... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Athens, Greece
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Platia Tzamiou | Along Main Street, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality, Greece
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Beautiful and well kept. Not the most interesting thing in Monemvasia. It does have an interesting history and deep inside contains a wooden painting that was once stolen by cutting it into pieces. Antiquity thieves walked out with it, carrying what looked to be boards....More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The night before a band played to accompany the litany of the feast icon as locals and visiting Greek Orthodox followed around the streets of Monemvasia. What an experience!

Thank authenticityseeker1
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A very interesting church well kept interesting history and nice atmosphere with nice icons and also beautiful view the outside.

Thank Vasmaril
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Great place to visit however if your staying close by take some ear plugs if your a light sleeper, cause you will require them, dam if i only knew i would of packed some.

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Nothing special here. This place is obsolete due to the citadel as a whole. You can say it us nice and medieval but it is a simple adornment.

Thank Minos F
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Not the most interesting visit in Monemvasia. Still it is a nice church from the outside located right in the middle of town

Thank Jose G
Reviewed 30 July 2018

At the center of the castle there is a white temple with spectacular views and a cannon in front of it. This church bears the name Christ Elkomenos and from what we have learned is the only church in Greece with this name, which comes...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

This church is hard to miss, because it is in the main square in Monemvasia. I did not go inside, so I can't speak to that, but the outside is stunning. The 360 view in the square is amazing. Monemvasia and all of its buildings...More

Thank Fuchsiagrl
Reviewed 8 June 2018

By the plaza Dzamiou, this was the former Cathedral by the 12C. There is a symbolic peacock showing the Byzantine time on the facade, and same for the crucifixion inside.... What a beautiful artwork!

Thank Road20years
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Church of Christ in Chains is an oasis in the main square and it has limited opening hours. If it is open make the most of it and have a look as it is beautiful inside.

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