• Virgin Varamba
  • Item ID : 202
  • Collection Name : Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Laureotiki
  • Year : 13nth century A.D.
  • Place : Markopoulo
  • Description : The church of the “Virgin of Varamba,” is a masterpiece of the Byzantine architecture of the 13nth century. It is built in the traditional cross-in-square type with a dome. Plain in the ornamentation with rectilinear dentil cornice, the church impress the visitor with its simplicity.
    The church lies north of the town of Markopoulo, in a sparsely inhabited area.
    The name “Varamba” is a Latin one, revealing the Frankish influences among the region after the Crusades of 1204.