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Church of Agia Kioura in Leros

After the airport in the north of Leros is a junction where you can go straight, or turn right. The road to the right leads to Blefoutis beach, and the road straight ahead leads to the Church of Agia Kioura and the small beach with the same name. On the way you pass the wide bay of Partheni on the left side.

 

Church of Agia Kioura in Leros.

Church of Agia Kioura.

 

 

The Church of Agia Kioura, or Matrona, dating back to the 18th century. But it was not until after the junta the church became famous. Political prisoners that was imprisoned in a large military facility near the church painted icons on the walls of the church in 1968. The paintings are still there and are protected by the Ministry of Civilization as a work of art.

 

The paintings in Agia Kioura are painted by prisoners during the junta period in Leros.

The paintings in Agia Kioura are painted by prisoners during the junta period.


The church is open, so just enter and enjoy the beautiful paintings. Afterwards you can go for a swim at the beach below the church.

 

Partheni bay is located on the north of Leros.

Partheni bay is located on the north of Leros.

 

Nearby is the airport, Blefoutis beach and the beach Agia Kioura.


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