Travel in Greece: Churches and temples

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Rear view of stone Byzantine chapel at the summit of Angelocastro (Castle of the Angel), archaeological site of Byzantine castle on a hilltop overlooking Ionian Sea, Corfu, Greece.

Rear view of stone Byzantine chapel at the summit of Angelocastro (Castle of the Angel), archaeological site of Byzantine castle on a hilltop overlooking Ionian Sea, Corfu, Greece.

Anthropomorphic graves of unknown origin, carved in stone at the summit of Angelocastro (Castle of the Angel), archaeological site of Byzantine castle on a hilltop overlooking Ionian Sea, Corfu, Greece. A Byzantine chapel faces the graves.

Anthropomorphic graves of unknown origin, carved in stone at the summit of Angelocastro (Castle of the Angel), archaeological site of Byzantine castle on a hilltop overlooking Ionian Sea, Corfu, Greece. A Byzantine chapel faces the graves.

Marble ram's head scuplture on mountain spring on the outer wall of Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece. The monastery was also known as the Ram's Head Monastery. It was built on the site of the ancient Temple of Dimitra, the goddess of agriculture.

Marble ram's head scuplture on mountain spring on the outer wall of Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece. The monastery was also known as the Ram's Head Monastery. It was built on the site of the ancient Temple of Dimitra, the goddess of agriculture.

Original Byzantine wall and ceiling painting in Agios Antonios (Saint Anthony) church at Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece. The monastery was built on the site of the ancient Temple of Dimitra, the goddess of agriculture.

Original Byzantine wall and ceiling painting in Agios Antonios (Saint Anthony) church at Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece. The monastery was built on the site of the ancient Temple of Dimitra, the goddess of agriculture.

Original Byzantine millstone and grain store at Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece. The monastery was built on the site of the ancient Temple of Dimitra, the goddess of agriculture.

Original Byzantine millstone and grain store at Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece. The monastery was built on the site of the ancient Temple of Dimitra, the goddess of agriculture.

Byzantine wall paintings around the marble altar in Agios Antonios (Saint Anthony) church at Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece.

Byzantine wall paintings around the marble altar in Agios Antonios (Saint Anthony) church at Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece.

Anthropomorphic graves of unknown origin, carved in stone at the summit of Angelocastro (Castle of the Angel), archaeological site of Byzantine castle on a hilltop overlooking Ionian Sea, Corfu, Greece.

Anthropomorphic graves of unknown origin, carved in stone at the summit of Angelocastro (Castle of the Angel), archaeological site of Byzantine castle on a hilltop overlooking Ionian Sea, Corfu, Greece.

Orthodox Church and unusual bell tower, taken at the deserted town of Old Perithia, in the foothills of Mount Pantokrator, Corfu, Greece. Old Perithia once had 1200 residents and had eight churches, all with differently shaped bell towers. Some have been restored, but the town was abandoned after earthquake damage.

Orthodox Church and unusual bell tower, taken at the deserted town of Old Perithia, in the foothills of Mount Pantokrator, Corfu, Greece. Old Perithia once had 1200 residents and had eight churches, all with differently shaped bell towers. Some have been restored, but the town was abandoned after earthquake damage.

Byzantine icon on dome of Agios Antonios (Saint Anthony) church in Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece.

Byzantine icon on dome of Agios Antonios (Saint Anthony) church in Kesariani Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, Athens, Greece.

Conglomerate rock formations, at Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece. Taken on a misty day in September 2013.

Conglomerate rock formations, at Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece. Taken on a misty day in September 2013.


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