The Church of Panagia Asinou Frescoes

The church of Panagias Forviotissas, better known as Panagia Asinou, is built southwest of Nikitari village. The interior of the church of Panagia Asinou is documented. The frescoes that survive today belong to different chronological periods. The oldest set dates back to 1105/6 and expresses the new trends of the Komninon period painting. The narthex was decorated with frescoes shortly after its construction in the second half of the 12th century, and was refurbished in 1332/3 with intense Frankish influences. The fresco of Panagia Forviotissa is located at the entrance of the church on the drum of the arch. There are also some later frescoes dating to the 17th century.

The church celebrates on Easter Tuesday, and since 1985 it has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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