Sporades Churches

Sporades churches

Information about the Churches in Sporades islands, in Greece but also information about churches and monasteries in many islands of the group: Sporades islands are blessed with endless areas of green on which exist some of the most interesting sites that represent the religious character and spirituality of the locals. In every island of Sporades, a medieval castle stands proudly on top welcoming the visitor to its glorious past. For example the architecture of Skiathos is really a mixture of neoclassical and rural elements.

Most of the churches were founded during the Turkish occupation and those that survive to this day have excellent characteristics. Three-aisled basilicas with a dome style and high bell towers built amid the picturesque quarters and the fertile slopes. Skopelos island is also a place where you will spend some time admiring the architectural monuments.

Important holy sites include the monastery of Evagelistria and Agios Ioannis Prodromos, a small church built on top of a outstanding rock. It became extremely popular after it was screened in the Hollywood film Mamma Mia. One can come across many delightful surviving churches in Alonissos as well as the island of Skyros built duiring the Byzantine times. In any case, the islands of Sporades offer beautiful areas to wander around and discover its character.

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