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There are not many things to do in the village except going for coffee or lunch at one of the local taverns but as most of the villages we visited the small central square to check the church of Ayios Trifonas.

The church was built in 1871 and supposed to have a nice temple but we couldn’t check inside, it was locked, a local informed me that some people have stolen important paintings the last years.

The church celebrates on February 1st to honor Saint Trifon that lived and martyred in the 3rd century AD, he was from Phrygia (today in central and north part of Turkey), I have seen many images of him in churches holding a trimmer for the vineyards, probably it has to do that he comes from an area full of them during the byzantine empire and his celebration is at the same period with the vine pruning, that’s why he is the patron of winegrowers. It was very common in the rural communities the people to believe in the miraculous abilities of Saint Trifon and asked for his help, I guess older pagan beliefs incorporated into Christianity

So, we took some pictures of the exterior of the church (pics 1-2), some more of the trees of the square(pic 3), we noticed a horse walking around (pic 4) waved goodbye to some tourists at the local tavern (pic 5) and we left the village.

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  • Written Oct 7, 2011
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