Description

Surprise! The Tower of Eiffel but shorter , about 20 meters high rises and greets travelers at the NW entrance of the town.  The Tower of Filiatra symbolizes, among other things, the collaboration of two peoples in in education and the level of technical knowledge, as well as the admiration of the Greeks for all the beautiful and noble things the French nation has to show. At Filiatra the visitor will surely want to visit the famous square of Ioannis Kapodistrias. It was the property of Ali Pasa Velis. There is the magnificent Venetian fountain. Beyond this, the building of the Old Tank, a historic listed monument with a 5-meter protected perimeter, is especially important architecturally. Another significant visual addition to Filiatra’s buildings and historic sites, is the Vlacherna church with the park the same name. The single-room basilica with the wooden roof, hides inside a series of wall paintings of the late Byzantine period, is dated at the end of the 18th century and since 1996 it is a listed historic monument, dominating on an entire, protected , street block. Here, in summer time, the Vlachernia festival takes place. At the east of Filiatra, in a verdurous area filled with pines, oaks and aspens, lie two small, cavernous churches, Agios Christoforos and Agios Ioannis Prodromos dated about 1373. Leaving Filiatra and after the exit to Gargalianoi and passing the first straight road wich is about 500 meters long, look left for the small, typical brown sign indicating a site with archaeological interest. From there, a dirt road that passes through a few farms and gardens, surrounded by a pretty olive grove, ends 600 meters later, on top of which stands the Byzantine church of Analipsi. Built around 1250 and 1975.The original wall paintings barely survive and are dated at about twenty years after its construction, while it has a second main series of paintings, probably from the middle of the 17th century.

Related Posts

Ο Εμπορικός Σύλλογος Κυπαρισσίας και ο Δήμος Τριφυλίας ως οργανωτές, το Επιμελητήριο Μεσσηνίας ως ...
greatway
10 Μαρτίου 2020
Sidirokastro or the village of sculpture, is built amphitheatrically on two hights, Kastro and Ai ...
messiniahotels
4 Νοεμβρίου 2019
Admire the underwater views of Proti Island, the scuba diving destination of Peloponnese! Theese ...
messiniahotels
4 Νοεμβρίου 2019