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The churches of Paxos

At Paxos, there were 39 churches in 1686, 45 in 1739 and 51 in1781.

Paxos Ipapanti,click to enlarge Today on the island there are 64 churches of which 2 are paleochristianic of the 6th century (Agia Marina - Agios Stephanos at Porto Ozias).
All of them have got architectural and artistic details. Marble temples , doors, windows, bell towers , icons with artistic and archaeological value and remarkable frescoes . They are all   remarkable monuments of the island.

Church of Agioi Apostoloi, Gaios (Gaios– Paxos)
Paxos Naos,click to enlarge The church of Agioi Apostoloi, with beautiful frescoes and a library of a big historic interest, at Gaios. According to tradition this church was built on top of the tomb of Agios Gaios , who died here during a journey. Agios Gaios was one of the eighty wisemen who had undertaken the translation of the Bible

 

Church of Agios Charalambos (Gaios– Paxos)
The patron saint of the island. A beautiful church with a bell tower , which was built from 1875 until 1912.

 

Paxos Naos,click to enlarge Church of Ypapanti (Lakka– Paxos)
Church with two typical domes . Built in   1600 in a beautiful place. According tto the local tradition, a shepherd found there the icon of Virgin Mary Ypapantis and this is how the church started to get built. The bell tower, the heraldic marks and the stone doves which orn the church concern old times. Its templon was destroyed in 1909 by the Corfiot sculptor Kallos .

 

Church of Analipsi (Gaios – Paxos)
Paxos Naos,click to enlarge Built in the middle of the central square . Take a look at the unique solar clock on the church.

 

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