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Jan 15, 2021
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.

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.

DIM.ARG - Byzantine Hagiography

DIM.ARG - Byzantine Hagiography

 

The existence of icons has been witnessed from the beginning of the 4th century AD. The Orthdox religious painting has been established worldwide as a from of art high-quality. Greece plays a leading part in the course of religious painting throughout the centuries as well as in Orthodox religion. As a follower of this tradition, I produce artistic icons with love for this art. Apart from hagiography, you can also find other pieces of art as well as anything else you wish to order.

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.

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.

Palamidi fortress

Palamidi fortress

Built in 1714, it has 8 independent bastions which are preserved in excellent condition. Later it housed a horrible prison. Access is possible by stairs or by a modern road. The view from the top of the hill is breathtaking.