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Church of Taxiarhon (Old Pyli)

The Church of Taxiarhon Archangels Michael and Gabriel is situated in the south western part of the settlement of Old Pyli. The structure was built gradually and you can clearly distinguish three phases. The eastern part of the main building (4.75m*2.82m) dates back to the Byzantine era. The Communion table is built in and has two apses. The church was extended towards the west (3.75m*3.00m) by adding an extra chamber and a semi circular roof during the period of the Knights of St John . A rectangular ante nave was later added with a flat roof made of wood and argyle. On the outside on the southern part, you can still see the remains of arches which supported the portico. Inside the church  there are plenty of wall paintings dating back to the 14th and 16th century.







Church Taxiarhon Old Pyli


Church Taxiarhon Old Pyli

Church Taxiarhon Old PyliChurch Taxiarhon Old Pyli


Church Taxiarhon Old PyliChurch Taxiarhon Old Pyli




Church Taxiarhon Old Pyli
Church Taxiarhon Old Pyli

Church Taxiarhon Old PyliChurch Taxiarhon Old Pyli
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