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Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos)

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Byzantine history

Beautiful church in the center of old town of Monemvasia. The old icon of Crucifixion inside the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2015
vivian v
Athens, Greece

Monemvasia is a unique place. The castle is amazing and the view from this church is just... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Athens, Greece
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Platia Tzamiou | Along Main Street, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality, Greece
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Beautiful church in the center of old town of Monemvasia. The old icon of Crucifixion inside the church is a masterpiece.

Thank vivian v
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Monemvasia is a unique place. The castle is amazing and the view from this church is just beautiful. Make sure to be there near sunset

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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a beautiful church on the outside with a stone tower. The inside is austere except for the icon screens in the altar. The chandileers are the highpoints.

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Monemvasia is like Carcassonne on sea - but with far less hassle. A beautiful rock location. The church is a beautiful remnant of Byzantine history, serving for centuries as a Christian place of worship. Do visit

3  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Monemvasia old city has a large number of churches despite its size, this is one of the better preserved ones.

1  Thank jikoku
Reviewed 30 August 2015

A very nice building in the old city of Monemvasia. There is a nice area for photos at the plaza in the front of the church. Walk around the labyrinth streets and experience a great city. The higher you get the better the views

1  Thank DiVS83
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We happened upon this church on our walk through the old medical village. It is very ornate inside. The alters in the Greek Orthodox Church are always behind. There was beautiful chandeliers in it. Views just outside are perfect for picture taking. If you are...More

1  Thank Farmgirl_likestravel
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This place is unlike any place I have visited. It is truly magical. It's a castle overlooking the unending waters of the Aegean with little light and nothing built that would not blend with the area. The castle is all made of rock with not...More

1  Thank ChrissyZ2
Reviewed 1 July 2015

A simple but imposing church of the byzantine era. The emperors' thrones are still there. Do not miss the carefully kept large icon of Crucifixion that was looted and cut in pieces in 1979 but finally found ,restored and returned to Monemvassia's old town cathedral.

Thank iliasv
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Have seen so many of these churches that they are all blending together. I believe this one was up on a hill a bit and it was closed when we went there. The orthodox churches are typically very plain on the outside and ornate on...More

1  Thank Olena S
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