Portfolio Tag: history

Old churches in Halkidiki

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/12"][/vc_column][vc_column width="8/12"][vc_column_text]The rich religious history of Halkidiki is evident in the plethora of beautiful surviving churches from the early Christian period. The unique monastic state of Mount Athos has influenced the history of Greek Orthodox art. But besides the impressive monasteries of Mount Athos, you can discover the religious tradition of Halkidiki by...

Madem Aga Tower

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The stone tower of Madem Aga, at an altitude of 530 meters,  is formerly part of a Byzantine and Ottoman fortified settlement, which is called the ‘Medieval fortress complex of Sidirokafsia’.

The toponym Sidirokafsia was mentioned for the first time in the 9th century. Sidirokafsia existed during the Byzantine period...

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