The church of Elkomenos Christos is considered the 'most majestic of all the churches of the East" according to many Historians and we would have to agree with it's Veneto-Cretan style, retaining the iconic old intricate Byzantine architectural characteristics.
Apparently the Church of Christ in Chains (Elkomenos Christos) is the third (replacement) church built on this site after the first was carried off to Constantinople in the 11th century and the second taken to Corfu in 1540. The name Elkominos comes from the verb 'elko' meaning 'to lead', signifying "Christ led away to the Passion".
This beautiful church with of the sea old ancient city wall is amazing to take in, and a place which will never wear on the eyes and one of the first things that you see when you enter into this magnificent city.
Don't forget to wear your walking shoes - there is no end to the steps you can climb in and around the area.
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