Kato Tritos site (Lesbos) Kato Tritos - Κάτω Τρίτος

Kato Tritos, Late Antique site with excavated houses, in or near Kato Tritos, Lesvos Aegean
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Latitude: 39.087000
Longitude: 26.433000
Confidence: Low

Place ID: 391264XKat
Time period: L
Region: North Aegean
Country: Greece
Department: Lesvos
Mod: Kato Tritos

- Pleiades

Modern Description: Ruins of ancient houses have also been found in the area of Kato Tritos (branch road to southwest after 3km). Above the village to the south (1.5km by paved track) is the tiny, isolated, 15th century church of the Taxiarchis. Its un-plastered walls, not quite perpendicular and heavily buttressed, blend with the surrounding rocks out of which the church seems to grow. The simple interior, surmounted by a low central cupola, was once covered by wall-paintings of the 16th century. Only damaged patches now remain, but these include a well-preserved Crucifixion scene to the right of the west door and the fine head of the Archangel Gabriel below, wearing a fillet in his hair. The site—probably of a small monastic settlement—has wide views over the Gulf to the north and east.
Wikidata ID: Q21644987

Info: McGilchrist's Greek Islands

(From McGilchrist’s Greek Islands, © Nigel McGilchrist 2010, excerpted with his gracious permission. Click for the books)

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