This otherwise unremarkable 19th century Orthodox church was worth a quick visit to admire its famed marble iconostasis. Built in the 1860s it is the only one of its kind.

The first religious building on the site was actually an early Christian basilica, followed by a church dedicated to St  Demetrius during the Middle Ages. The current church was built to replace that, but interestingly some of the icons from the old church were used to decorate the iconostasis of the new one.

I also enjoyed some of the small features around the church, such as this cute peacock shaped water fountain.

Since it’s conveniently located on the route to the Roman amphitheater, it’s worth a quick peek inside to admire the iconostasis. I probably wouldn’t go out of the way to visit though, unless you are particularly fascinated by the iconostasis.


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