Agios Georgios 


Τhe church of Agios Georgios at Sofiko was built in 1700. The small chapel of Agios Charalampos has been incorporated at its northern side. Agios Georgios has a rectangular shape ground floor plan, measuring –external dimensions-,13.25x10.15 m. Τhe central longitudinal aisle has a width of 4,25 m, while the transversal smaller aisle only 1,70 m. The three sided apse presents two narrow small windows. The drum is octagonal, The main layout plan of the church repeats the typical byzantine cruciform character (cross-in-square) of a domed basilica, expressed on the exterior. 

During the same year (1700), another church was built at the slopes of Mount Tsalika, the Hypapante church ((church of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple), both presenting the same architectural morphology. They are barrel vaulted basilicas, with a lowered dome. The dome’s internal diameter is smaller that the internal width of the central barrel vault and it is particularly supported on two arches, as the central main aisle intersects with a transversal smaller barrel vault. 


Hypapante church Agios Antonios

Sources

Ορλάνδος Α., «Βυζαντινοί ναοί της ανατολικής Κορινθίας», Αρχείο των Βυζαντινών Μνημείων της Ελλάδος, τ. Α’, Αθήνα 1935, 53-90.


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