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Somewhere, in the "middle of nowhere", deep in the heart of a forest, in beautiful Aspropotamos region, Trikala, lies one of the most beautiful churches I have seen in my life. It is the church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) near the village of Doliana, which is wrongly known as Moni (monastery) Dolianon, while it's not a monastery it's just a church, that "belonged" to the nearby monastery of Timias Zonis (Holy Belt).

It was constructed around 1770 and restored twice in 1840 and 1900. The monastery of Timia Zoni was destroyed by the Nazis the year 1943, the same year that the most brutal and barbaric army in the history of mankind burned all (!) the villages of Aspropotamos region.

The church impresses with its excellent architecture, the use of stone everywhere, even on the roof and of course the 13 (!) domes.

*** Some of the TE friends that allready wrote a critique about this photo, have mentioned that they can't understand the size or the scale of the church, and I think that a lamppost on the lower right part of the photo could be some help***

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