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Monday, 11 January 2010

Church of Agios Spyridon in Samos Town








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This 150 years old church is situated in the capital of Samos, Vathy, on the Square of Agios Spyridon.It is a church of an historic importance because it is the place where the decision to unite Samos with the rest of Greece was taken..On the feast day of the saint, to whom the chapel is dedicated, on December 12, a local food is served which is made from flour ground up and boiled with meat, butter and onions. It is called "yiorti" (feast).

14 comments:

  1. A beautiful chruch and an interesting piece of history as well. I wonder how the yioti tastes?

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  2. What an architecture! Awesome shot.

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  3. Beautiful church and a great history. Wonderful photo.

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  4. Lovely architecture with rounded windows and a few corners, and various coloured bricks. It's in very good repair and has a remarkable history.

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  5. Terrific capture of a really lovely church! Always love to read the history! Like Martha I wonder how the yioti tastes, too! Have a great week, BeNikos!

    Sylvia

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  6. A great shot of a beautiful building.

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  7. What a wonderful looking Church. Phil and I love visiting Churches at home and overseas. There is so much history with them, plus we are Christians and would love it if there was a mass / service going on too. I am going to find out more on the internet. Jackie.

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  8. Very beautiful church. The narrow windows caught my attention; I wonder if they let in much light. What year was that historic decision made?

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  9. A very fine shot of the church. I wonder if you could show us a picture of the yioti?

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  10. Magnifique architecture, avec jeux de pierres et jeux de briques !

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  11. What a beautiful church! I really like the angle you chose, looking up to the top. Thank you so much for visiting me...and following! That really cheered me up! I hope you are enjoying some Yiorti as it sounds pretty good to me!

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  12. Thank you for finding my blog - it led me here to this wonderful door to Samos!

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