Agia Sofia Church in Mystras, Peloponnese
Laconia Churches - The Agia Sofia Church in Mystras, Peloponnese, is a stunning example of Byzantine architecture and artistry. Constructed during the mid-14th century, this two-column cross-in-square domed church boasts beautiful wall paintings and is primarily made of stone. Originally serving as the katholikon for the Monastery of Zoodotes Christos founded by despot Manuel Kantakouzenos, it eventually became a palace chapel, directly related to the palace. The church’s sculptures, which date back to the end of the twelfth or beginning of the thirteenth century, were largely reused and share similarities with those found in the temple of the church of Samarina in Messenia. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this remarkable piece of history when in the Peloponnese region.