Byzantine Church of Panagia Koumpelidiki

Religious in Kastoria, West Macedonia

A picture of the Byzantine Church of Panagia Koumpelidiki in Kastoria with an old woman looking at it.
photo: Kürschner

One of the city trademarks that dates from the 11th century and is located at the Byzantine Acropolis.

It is the only church of Kastoria that has a dome, a fact that is revealed by the name Koumpelidiki, since "kubbe" means dome in Turkish.

The church was built during the 11th century in order to celebrate the victory of Byzantine emperor Vasileios the Second that resulted to the liberation of the city from Bulgarians.

The church of Panagia Koumpelidiki follows architectonically the Byzantine structural pattern, while its murals date from the 11th century, the period of its foundation.

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Last Update: 21 Jul 2020
address Kastoria 521 00, Greece
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