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  painting in textile, "The power of the All-High"
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  • painting in textile, "The power of the All-High" - Milos Island
      painting in textile, "The power of the All-High"
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  • Chandelier inside the church - Milos Island
      Chandelier inside the church
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  • early work of the Cretan School, around 1500 - Milos Island
      early work of the Cretan School, around 1500
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  • Pantocrator, 17th Century - Milos Island
      Pantocrator, 17th Century
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  • The Ecclesiastical Museum - Milos Island

If you liked the exterior of the Agia Triada, you will probably be stunned by its interior. When stepping inside this tiny and rather dark church, it feels like you are stepping back in time and into a totally different world. The church is not only a place of worship but also a little museum and they tried to fill it as much as possible with works from the artistic tradition of the island. It doesn't matter where you look, everywhere you will see religious artefacts such as icons, paintings and wood-carvings. Being here totally blew my mind away and I could have stayed here for hours and hours taking it all in.

The atmosphere inside the little church is special, it is one of those places that you will remember just because of its particular atmosphere. The bright sunlight of the outside world is only slightly allowed inside the church, filtered by a few small windows. The light of a chandelier hanging from the roof is being reflected onto the gold and silver of the icons. Some candles are burning adding to this total experience of tranquillity and oasis of calm. And at the same time the calmness is totally disturbed as there is so much to see that you don't know where to look anymore! I slowly move around, being careful as there isn't so much room to move. The church is so small, my eyes move from one artefact to another, trying to remember each of them in my mind…

I really enjoy visiting old churches and seeing their interiors as it reflects the thoughts and minds and also everyday life of the people of that time. Their devotion for the religion reflects in all the artefacts you can see. This amazing concentration of artefacts in this tiny little dark church is something to remember.

In the attached photos you can get a little impression of what you can expect to see inside:
Photo 1: "The power of the All-High", painting in textile
Photo 3: Virgin Hodegetria, early work of the Cretan School, around 1500
Photo 4: Pantocrator, Moved from Saint Nicolas Rivari, 17th Century

Address: 848 01 Adamas, Milos
Phone: +3 02870 23 956

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2007
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