Agios Mamas Church in Naxos, Greece
Naxos Churches & Monasteries - The Agios Mamas Church in Naxos, Greece is a stunning Byzantine chapel located in the lush green valley of Potamia. It boasts a unique cross-shaped roof and fascinating sculptures and frescoes within its interior, dating all the way back to the mid-9th century. Although unfortunately not open to the public due to restoration, this church was once the Orthodox Cathedral of Naxos before being converted to a Catholic chapel during the Venetian occupation of the Cyclades in medieval times. Agios Mamas, the patron saint of shepherds, held great significance for the locals who relied on agriculture and cattle breeding for their income. Accessing this historic landmark is possible via hiking path from Potamia. Visit Agios Mamas Church in Naxos, Greece for a glimpse into the island's rich cultural and religious history.
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