Panagia Galaktousa in Apomarmas

Panagia Galaktousa in Apomarmas Heraklion
Panagia Galaktousa in Apomarmas Heraklion
Panagia Galaktousa in Apomarmas Heraklion
Panagia Galaktousa in Apomarmas Heraklion

Panagia Galaktousa in Apormamas

  • Construction Periods: 11th century (initial construction), 14th century (reconstruction).
  • Location: Apormamas village, Kainourio, Heraklion, Crete.
  • Dimensions: The dimensions of the church are not explicitly mentioned in the provided context.
  • Historical Significance over the years:
    • The church was initially constructed in the 11th century.
    • It underwent reconstruction in the 14th century, possibly due to damage from an earthquake in 1303.
    • The church is dedicated to Panagia Galaktousa (Virgin Mary of the Milk), a name potentially linked to an icon of the Virgin Mary nursing Christ or a tradition of milk being used in the mortar during construction.
    • It features frescoes and has been associated with burials from the 12th-13th centuries.
    • The church was fully restored in 2003, revealing its frescoes.
  • Current Status:
    • The church is in a restored state, with its frescoes accessible.
    • It remains an active place of worship, celebrating its feast day on July 3rd.
    • Efforts are being made to revive the traditional festival associated with the church.
Paved Road

In the village of Apomarmas. It is usually locked.

In a settlement
Byzantine period
Ottoman period

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