Historic Temples

Coordinates: 38.483726, 23.463498

Church of Agios Georgios

In an idyllic location created by the olive trees, east of the village of Loukissia, at a distance of approximately 15 km from the city of Chalkis and near ancient Anthedon, is the small Byzantine church of Agios Georgios (St George).

The monument, according to its architectural elements, could be dated to the early 12th century. It is a small church, which belongs to the peculiar and rare architectural type of aisleless, tetraconch with a dome, and stands out for its construction. Its walls are carefully constructed with carved limestones built according to the cloisonné system of masonry and its dome belongs to the so-called “Athenian” type, is octagonal with limestone columns in the corners.

Its interior was decorated with wall paintings that date from the 13th-14th century and betray relations to the painting tradition of Attica. From the few surviving fragments, representative are the two figures of the deacons that decorate the small conches of the bema. Its screen is a built one and is decorated with later wall paintings, which date from the 17th century and are characterized by their elegance and the tranquility of the figures and the intense colors. Characteristic are the full figures of Agios Ioannis Prodromos (St John the Baptist) and Agios Georgios enthroned.


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beginning of the 12th century


Holy Metropolis: 
Thebes and Levadia

Under the Supervision of: 
EFA of Boeotia

Loukissia 34100

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Could be visited by appointment with the Diocese (302261028330)


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