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Filerimos In Ialysos


                               From Trianta it's a short but scenic drive to the hilltop monastery of Filerimos ,built by the Byzantines in the 5th century AD on the ruins of ancient Ialyssos .

    In front of the steps leading up to the monastery (open Tues-Fri 08.00-20.00 Sat-Mon 08.30 -15.oo; dress modestly ) are the remains of a Greek temple, the cross- shaped baptistery of the first Christian basilica and the tiny underground chapel of St George, with, faded 15 th- century wall paintings .

     Roman Catholic as well as Greek Orthodox Christians worshipped the icon of the Virgin of Filerimos ,in the hexagonal Church of the Knights ,though at separate altars. To the rear of the monastery are the impressive remains of the Byzantine garrison .




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