Church of Archangel Michael
The church of Archangel Michael is a wood-chapel church dating from the 16th century and is very close to the church of Panagia Podithou. Although the church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it is more known as the church of Archangel Michael. Its dimensions are 8×3.35 metres and it is recorded with frescoes of 1514 by the painter Simeon Afxentis, as evidenced by the landmark inscription. It is one of the few dated frescoes we have and of the few for which we know the name of the painter who created them.
Of particular interest is the landmark inscribed above the northern entrance where the devotee is pictured with his family. In the middle, Christ sits on a throne, while on both sides the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist stand in a stand of obedience. The Virgin with the right hand shows the donor offering the church model. It is the Zacharias Pole that is kneeling and offers the model of the church with its key. His son, who is kneeling in front of him, wears white clothes away. The right of Deesis is the kneeling of the wife of Pole Mandela and her three girls.
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