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Santorini Churches : Agios Nikolaos Marmaritis Church
Agios Nikolaos Marmaritis Church just before the entrance of Emporio village is preserved intact up to the roof, which is made of marble slabs and is supported by three monolithic marble posts inside the building. The entrance is located on the south side. A small niche inside the tomb, flanked by small Ionic columns supporting a Doric architrave, sheltered the statue of the goddess. The structure is built over a sacristy of the 3rd century BC ...

An Offering to the Goddess

According to the inscription carved below the niche, the temple was dedicated as an offering to the Thea (goddess) Vasileia, and was used as a family tomb. The monument has now been converted into a Christian church, dedicated to St. Nicholas and has been called "Marmarites" (meaning marble) after the grey chiselled marble the temple is made of.

The monument in the shape of a small, square building (4,18 x 3,59 meters) can be found just before the entrance of Emporio village.

Agios Nikolaos Marmaritis Church Emporio


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