Dormition of Theotokos Church, Asklipiio

Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Dormition of Theotokos Church remains known for its frescos, which narrate the visions of St John the Theologian. The Byzantine church dates back to the 11th century. Its frescoes are of a newer date, created in the 1670s. These images are rarely found outside Mount Athos, which makes the church a worthwhile visit for anyone interested in religious art and Byzantine church architecture. You'll also find a small church museum on site, which displays additional icons, books, and religious objects. Nearby, the old oil press houses the village museum--another worthwhile stop on your tour. Use our Asklipiio online trip itinerary planner to add Dormition of Theotokos Church and other attractions to your Asklipiio vacation plans.
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  • If you pass through the village you must call in. A genuinely old church with wonderfully preserved wall paintings centuries old.  more »
  • Beautiful frescoes in this church. The lady informed us in detail about the history of the church and the meanings of the frescoes. Will defenitely visit again  more »
  • Definitely worth making a trip to this beautiful church. Very quiet, peaceful, and authentic. Amazing biblical depictions all over the walls.  more »
  • Hidden gem in Rhodos, well worth the visit. Make the clim to the castle as well: nice views, nice ruins and very calm, no tourists!
  • Nice for a quick visit. Not so special.
  • Not well signposted but very worth the €1,50. Be sure to ask about the entrance to the folklore section and the traditional house.
  • Very interesting and mystic place
  • Very interesting.

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