Church of Panagia Episkopi -Santorini

Panagia Episkopi

The main attraction of the village of Mesa Gonia is the church of Panagia Episkopi.The church was built in 1100 AD It is one of the oldest but also the most important in relation to the history thereof; churches of Santorini. During the Venetian occupation turned into a Catholic church and had to be occupied Santorini by the Turks to become again Orthodox. The interior decoration of maintaining universal elements such as sculptures, and old pictures that some of them dating from the 11th and 12th century. This church is dedicated to the Assumption, celebrated with a large festival on August 15, with traditional musicians, food and wine.