Our 10 Favorite Churches in Greece

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Millions of tourists and believers flock annually to the well-known churches of Greece. Panagia Paraportiani on Mykonos, Meteora, the Church of Kapnikarea in central Athens and the blue-domed churches of Santorini are all known throughout the world– but here’s a list of 10 lesser-known churches, deep in beauty, spirituality and history.

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  1. Another beautiful and overlooked church is the Church of the Virgin Mary Diotissa (or Virgin Mary of Vlaherna) on the island of Dias, which is a half mile off the coast of Kefalonia.

    According to http://www.kefalonia-ithaca.gr/livathos-areauk.htm, “One hundred steps lead up to the church, which is 24 m above sea-level and was built on the ruins of the Temple of Zeus (Dias). The church hosts a that celebration every year on July 2nd. “

  2. One correction: the Church of the Seven Martyrs is on the east coast of Sifnos, so the breathtaking “sunset” is actually a sunrise.

  3. There are epic churches everywhere you look in Greece! Traditional Christianity should be promoted more to tourists.

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