Santorini Churches & Monasteries - The Church of Holy Cross in Santorini, Greece is one of the largest churches on the island, conveniently situated in the central square of Perissa, just above the beach. Originally built between 1835-1840, it was extensively reconstructed after a severe earthquake in 1956. The reconstruction uncovered the foundations of two three-aisled basilicas, which the original church was built on top of. Sadly, both basilicas had been destroyed. What remains today is an impressive structure with a large bell tower, blue dome, and notable size. The church celebrates a local panigiri (feast) on September 14th.

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