Dormition of Theotokos Church, Asklipiio

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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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  • Definitely worth making a trip to this beautiful church. Very quiet, peaceful, and authentic. Amazing biblical depictions all over the walls.  more »
  • The assumption of the Church should be one of the most beautiful churches in Rhodes with its wide variety of historical icons after the Church of St. Mary of Lindos.
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  • To get to the Church, it must pass through the Museum cost 2 euros but worth the trip. Very nice frescoes inside
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  • A very beautiful church; inside walls covered with most wonderful medieval frescos, from Eden to Resurrection. A descriptive booklet would be most useful. Note: As in all Orthodox churches would ladies please use provided skirts and head coverings, and nobody should ever go behind the sanctuary screen.
  • Stunning inside. Worth the small entry fee easily. Great views of the surrounding area too
  • Absolutely beautiful church with amazing iconography and a beautiful royal gate. The history is mind blowing. Women need to be wearing long skirts to enter. To enter, you need to go through the museum next door which is €1 entry but worth it. There's some amazing views over the town and valley in the church yard.
  • I’m not a very religious person, in fact I’m atheist, but I’d really enjoyed the visit to the church!
  • Absolutely marvelous, ancient Greek texts and beautiful paintings inside, on the outside really nice as well.
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