Ayastafanos Church

Lake District

Eğirdir's last remaining Orthodox church is on Yeşilada, near İskele Park. Thirteen other churches were torn down after the Greek community departed in the 1923 population exchange. The 12th-century Byzantine stone building originally had a roof made of a ship's hull. Unfortunately it is usually locked.

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