Photographer's Note

In Naxos exists a chronologically indecomposable unity of monuments from the 7th till the 14th century not only from an architectural aspect but also from the aspect of painting decor. One of the most important monuments, not only in Greece but also in SE Europe generally, is the Virgin Mary Drosiani in Moni , in which the older layer of murals is dated the 7th century and even more older are considered Saint Georgjos in Melanes and Fotodotis Christos in Danako. Also, there are abstract churches of the 9th century, St. Kyriaki in Aperathou, Saint Artemios in Sagkri, Saint Ioannis in Adisarou. The three churches, along with the abstract layers of murals of other churches, constitute, probably, the bigger total of abstract painting in Greece. It was realised that the number of the mural monuments, more than 100, in Naxos, is much bigger than the one in all the other Cyclades but also that is ultimately the primary in Greece.
In the photo is the back side of the church.

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