My other bolg " O Materna mia terra"

Παρασκευή, 28 Οκτωβρίου 2011

The Monastery of Virgin Mary in Scopo

 The monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary was rebuilt in the 17th cent. on the ruins of a byzantine church which had replaced an ancient temple on the top of the mountain Scopos in Zakynthos.

Δευτέρα, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Saint Sophia's church in Andravida

Saint Sophia's church in Andravida. It was built by  kisternian monks in the 13th century and became the cathedral of the rulers of the principality of Achaia in Peloponnese during the Frankish occupation.

Τετάρτη, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Saint Marcs square in Zakynthos

My first picture shows the central square of Saint Marcs, as it was in the beginning of the 20th century. Yet we call it like this because of the romancatholic church that still exists. Someone can also see the greekorthodox church of  "Pantokrator" dedicated to Jesus Christ and the tomb and statue of the national poet of Greece Dionysios Solomos, who was born in Zakynthos. Unfortunately all the buildings were destroyed from the earthquake of 1953.