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Sotira churches

Sotira was an important village in Byzantine times. There are five interesting Byzantine churches in the village, particularly as regards their architecture and beautiful wall structure. The Church of Ayios Mamas is situated on the eastern side of the village and was built in the early 16th century. Most of its wall paintings also date to the 16th century. About one kilometre to the west stands the cruciform Church of Panayia Chordakiotissa, the Church of Ayios Georgios Hortakion and the Church of Ayios Theodoros (of which only the narthex survives). In the centre of the village stands the Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour (13th – 16th century) with excellent examples of post-Comnenian art (early 13th century).

Ecclesiastical Museum
An old chapel has been turned into a museum to house a small but important collection of ecclesiastic artefacts and icons, such as a 15th century icon of Christ.

Courtesy of the CTO

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