Photographer's Note

This is the interior of "Agioi Apostoloi" (Saints Apostles) church in Pyrgi village, which is very known for the "xysta", the geometrical shapes on the forefronts of the buildings, that remind a little bit the "azulejos" in Portugal and Spain. Pyrgi is another medieval village like Mesta (the one in my "Campanario" foto). This group of villages is also known as "Masticohoria", because there it is produced the unique mastic of Hios.

This church was built in the 13th century and its walls were painted by the famous icon-painter Domestico Kinigos of Creta (The Cretan style of religious painting is considered the best in the Christian Orthodox religion). They are still in pretty good shape, but I think that the time for systematic preservation has come. The title comes from the painting on the cupola.

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Additional Photos by Hercules Milas (Cretense) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5327 W: 74 N: 16998] (68709)
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