21 November, 2017
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Church of St. Athanasios

Church of St. Athanasios

Church of St. Athanasios

At the back side of Ano Syros ,on a cool hillside near the “Fountain”with the fresh water and the huge plane tree , the small chapel of Agios Athanasios is located.

References of the chapel can be found since 1631, but it most certainly is older than that. In 1859, a second temple was built on top of the first one, bigger and more beautiful, but it suddenly collapsed on March 2nd 1946. In its place a new stone walled church was built in 1947 that stands until today.

Agios Athanasios’ yard is formed in such a way that offers visitors the opportunity of a lovely picnic under the big trees.

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