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Efktirion of Archangel

In Miliopo

The Efktirion of Archangel (prayer of Archangel) is one of the oldest Christian temple on the island and its ruins are situated near the village Miliopo, in the northern part of the island. The locals call it the church of Taxiarchis.

The first phase of the construction of the temple, dates back to the end of the 4th century AD. From an architectural point of view, it is basilica, with a wooden roof. It has 15 meters length and 6.50 meters width. Today, the arch of the sanctuary is rescued, the square altar, the two slabs, inscriptions on various marbles of the temple and capitals and columns of red marble. On the floor of the temple is worth noticing, a tomb in box shaped.


Leaving the village Miliopo and going towards to Karavostamo, on the main road, you can see the church. Access is only by private car, taxi or on foot.

37° 37' 59.883" N, 26° 14' 51.354" E
Churches & Monasteries