Sitting in an idyllic mountainous region within the valley of Tragaia, the church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis in Halki Naxos is speculated to have been constructed upon the remains of an ancient temple. The structure dates back to the 11th century.
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Its architectural style is considered quite rare for Naxos, as it is a Byzantine edifice that appertains to the cruciform genre with symmetric lines and a dome.
The church is built upon four columns and features impressive stone arches, as well as tombs, most of which are empty and pre-existed its resurgence.
What is most awe-inspiring regarding the temple is its interior. The enchanting frescoes are well-preserved to this day and impress with their colors, elaborate style, and illustrations. The most prominent ones portray Saint George, the archangel Michael, and John the Baptist, while others depict major celebrations of Christianity.
How to get there
The Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis is located in Halki village.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Agios Georgios Diasoritis and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Halki during the day. Lines 2, 6, and 7 are those that reach Halki. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.
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