Fodor's Expert Review Ayios Therapon

Mytilini Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The enormous five-domed post-baroque church of Ayios Therapon, completed in 1935, was designed by architect Argyris Adalis, an islander who studied under Ernst Ziller, the prolific architect of so many of the municipal buildings in Athens. The church is dedicated to Saint Therapon, whose name means "healer," and it's been visited by many people who came to Lesvos to recuperate from illness. It has an ornate interior, a frescoed dome, and there's a Byzantine museum in the courtyard that's filled with religious icons.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Mytilini, Lesvos  81100, Greece


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Rate Includes: Museum €2 (free on 1st Sun. of month), Museum closed Sun. (except for 1st Sun of the month)

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