Panagia Theotokos Icon Museum


This domed church, with arched recesses in its side walls, has fine paintings of the Virgin Mary of the Annunciation and the Prayer of Joachim and Anna, in which the couple are seen embracing while a young girl peers from behind a window. The marble inlay from the church’s original iconostasis is in the belfry.

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