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Jul 14, 2020
Church of Panaghia

Church of Panaghia

It is one of the oldest churches in the city. It was built in the 15th century but was given its present form as a three-naved basilica around 1700. It has a beautiful wooden iconostasis dating from the 19th century.

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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Built in 1713 as a warehouse for the Venetian Navy, it became a military caserne. During the German Occupation it housed the German Interrogation Office and today it serves as an Archaeological Museum holding a rich collection of finds from prehistoric until roman times.

Philellinon Square

Philellinon Square

An obelisk was erected in 1903 in the centre of the square in honor of the French Philhellenes (Maison, Fabvier and De Rigny) who fell during the Greek Independence war. Their names are found in the inscription on the base of the monument.

The Land Gate

The Land Gate

It was built in 1707 and was the only entrance to the town by land, always closing at sundown. There used to be a moat in front of it. The gate was demolished in 1897 and was recently reconstructed according to a study of its original form.

Catholic Church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros

Catholic Church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros

Transfiguration of the Saviour.
It is known as Francoklisia and was given to the Catholic Church in 1839. Inside there is a painting of the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family), copy of the work of the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael. It is used since 1839 to present day without interruption.

War Museum

War Museum

The first Greek Military Academy was housed in this two-storey neoclassical building from 1828 until 1834. Since 1988 it houses the War Museum with collections (documents, weapons, maps) from the Greek Independence War until the 2nd World War.