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Naxos Greece Churches

Naxos Greece is home to a remarkable abundance of Byzantine chapels, even by Greek island standards. Many of them contain exceptional frescoes from the 9th to the 15th centuries.

The medieval period on Naxos Island Greece was a prosperous time under the rule of the Byzantines and Venetians, so there were plenty of wealthy patrons to found chapels and commission elaborate frescoes to decorate them.

In recent decades, many of the frescoes have been carefully restored. Wherever possible, the newer layers of frescoes have been removed intact to reveal the oldest frescoes beneath.

 

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