Myriokefala Church

Rethymno, Greece

The Church of Panagia ton Myriokefalon in the village of Myriokefala served as the catholicon of the Monastery of Panagia Antifonitria, dating back to the 11th century, which has not survived.

The Monastery was built by Ossios Ioannis Xenos and remained in operation until the early 20th century. Apart from the catholicon, the remaining buildings date back to the 18th and 19th century.

The catholicon belongs to the architectural style of free cross with dome. There are two layers of murals in the church, one dating back to the 11th and the other to the 13th century. The icon of the Virgin Mary in the church is considered miraculous.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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GREECE PLUS (4 months ago)
Very interesting visit, if you appreciate truly old paintings.
Tomasz Baziuk (2 years ago)
A beautiful monastery with perfectly preserved frescoes
Dimitri Michailidis (2 years ago)
A church built in the 12th century, an icon from around 1650, a life time devotion from papa Giannis with his books on the matter, and the recently opened small museum with historic relics from this church, give me the maximum feeling peace. When crossing myself in front of the same icon like my ancestors have done for centuries, under foreign occupation, during war, poverty grief or illness is a unique feeling. It does not get better than that.
Katerina Katsanidou (2 years ago)
Πολύ όμορφο μέρος και ιερό
Kostas Z (2 years ago)
Holly local place
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