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Collections Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Laureotiki

Item ID: 189
Item Number: 12
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Laureotiki
Item Name: Saint John the Hunter
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Year: 12th century A.D.
Place: Glyka nera
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Description: Saint John the Baptist Hunter’s church is located in Glyka Nera sharing a border with Saint Paraskevi. The church is possibly one of the most ancient churches.
During the earlier time the chapel was also name the Philosopher’s Monastery.
The monastery was partly ruined by the Bavarian period and finally was abandoned. Since 1975, serves as a Catholic monastic center with nine nuns.
The architectural layout follows the traditional cross-in-square plan layout with the masonry build in the cloisonne system. It has a lobed door with simple ornamentation around the frames.
Fortunately the frescoes inside the church are in good position although they have undergone various deteriorations as a result of the course of time.