MUSEUM  EDITIONS   E-SHOP  TEXTS    BYZANTINE ICONS  BYZANTINE HYMNS
    
Collections Holy Metropolis of Argolida

Item ID: 362
Item Number: 25
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Argolida
Item Name: THE CHURCH OF THE SAINT JOHN THEOLOGIST
Item Type: Temple
Item Rhythm:
Category:
Year: c. 11th AD
Place:
Owner:
Signs:
Technique:
Materials Used:
Dimensions:
Condition state:
Current position: Ligourio


Description: The church of Saint John the Theologian is located near the village Palaiochori, near the ruins of a medieval castle.
The layout of the church's structure initially can be found c.8th AD, and remains in that form until the 11nth c. AD. According to the church's architectural criteria its structure can be placed c. 11nth AD. It follows the inscribed layout with dome, and it is constructed with various types of masonry.
The main entrance is on the west wall that which has been entirely renovated, while above the south entrance a small porch is formed.
The inner surfaces of the walls are covered with masonry except from the sanctuary and no traces of hagiography can be found.