Photographer's Note

The church of Agia Fotini is located directly opposite the antiquities of ancient Mantinea near Tripoli and was built in 1972. The church is the property of Mantineiakou League, located in the ancient city and ended outside in 1973.
The church stands out for its unique architecture which is an alloy of various styles, from traditional Greek architecture by Byzantine architecture, such as paintings and decorations that refer to classical antiquity. The wall of the church building is decorated with ancient inspiration and monumental character. The placing of the architect is clearly to reconcile traditional Greek influences with the ancient Greek aesthetics, offering a bridge between the then-old - the classical era that is represented here by the ancient Mantinia - and again, that the modern Greek architectural tradition.
The architecture of the temple, like the classic design and performance of forms of religious paintings, has caused and continues to cause controversy criticisms, disagreements and conflicts. In the past, and even caused the intervention of the official Church, which required, and ultimately imposed a partial replacement of paintings.
In the courtyard of the church is archaic structure, the heroon, in honor of those who fought for their country and originating from the IGC Mantinea the City. West of the church is the well Iakov symbolizing the meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman.
The construction of the church of Agia Fotini, the nearby tourist kiosk, and the redevelopment and enhancement of the area of Ancient Mantinea has become the Mantineiako League "Ancient Mantinia" (V. 43 & Dekazou TRIKORFO, 2710-232586). The Mantineiakos Association established to assists in keeping the antiquities, the use of the site of Ancient Mantinea and closer relations between its members.

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