Agia Pelagia - Kythira - Greece
Agia Pelagia - Kythira - Greece

Religion is an important aspect of Greek culture. Greece is a profoundly Christian Orthodox country with countless examples of holy sites such as churches and historic monasteries scattered in the Greek land and islands. The rest of the population consists of Muslim, Roman, Catholic and Jewish religions. The Orthodox Church forms the third largest branch of Christianity after the Roman Catholics and the Protestants. Of unique interest is the architecture and the character of the churches in Greece, scattered on top of the hills, in isolated spots among green landscapes, at the center of large squares and amidst the picturesque quarters. The Orthodox churches are characterized by their particular domed architecture and the well-decorated interiors with beautiful frescoes and holy icons. Their passionate character charms everyone and varies depending on the construction period and the region of Greece. Churches in Cyclades islands, for example, are whitewashed with blue painted domes whereas in other regions, the churches are painted with earthy colors. Churches in the Ionian islands are strongly influenced by the Venetian and Renaissance period while on the mainland churches date back from the Byzantine times. Source: Religion is an important aspect of Greek culture. Greece is a profoundly Christian Orthodox country with countless examples of holy sites such as churches and historic monasteries scattered in the Greek land and islands. The rest of the population consists of Muslim, Roman, Catholic and Jewish religions. The Orthodox Church forms the third largest branch of Christianity after the Roman Catholics and the Protestants. Of unique interest is the architecture and the character of the churches in Greece, scattered on top of the hills, in isolated spots among green landscapes, at the center of large squares and amidst the picturesque quarters. The Orthodox churches are characterized by their particular domed architecture and the well-decorated interiors with beautiful frescoes and holy icons. Their passionate character charms everyone and varies depending on the construction period and the region of Greece. Churches in Cyclades islands, for example, are whitewashed with blue painted domes whereas in other regions, the churches are painted with earthy colors. Churches in the Ionian islands are strongly influenced by the Venetian and Renaissance period while on the mainland churches date back from the Byzantine times. Religion is an important aspect of Greek culture. Greece is a profoundly Christian Orthodox country with countless examples of holy sites such as churches and historic monasteries scattered in the Greek land and islands. The rest of the population consists of Muslim, Roman, Catholic and Jewish religions. The Orthodox Church forms the third largest branch of Christianity after the Roman Catholics and the Protestants. Of unique interest is the architecture and the character of the churches in Greece, scattered on top of the hills, in isolated spots among green landscapes, at the center of large squares and amidst the picturesque quarters. The Orthodox churches are characterized by their particular domed architecture and the well-decorated interiors with beautiful frescoes and holy icons. Their passionate character charms everyone and varies depending on the construction period and the region of Greece. Churches in Cyclades islands, for example, are whitewashed with blue painted domes whereas in other regions, the churches are painted with earthy colors. Churches in the Ionian islands are strongly influenced by the Venetian and Renaissance period while on the mainland churches date back from the Byzantine times.

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MAR 03, 1999
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