Theoskepasti / Agios Mamas (Potamia)

In the region of Potamia into a verdant gorge you will meet this Byzantine chapel which is one of the oldest on the island. It dates from the middle of the 9th century and it is of an extraordinary architectural and archaeological interest. It is about a cross-in-square church with remarkable sculptures and frescoes in its interior.
 
Before the period of Frankish rule it was the Cathedral of the Orthodox Christians and after 1207 it was turned into a Catholic church by the conquerors. Agios Mamas is the patron saint of the shepherds. It is worth a visit despite the fact that the access to it is quite difficult, following a path from the village of Potamia.
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