Rotunda of Episkopi of Chania
Rotunda of Episkopi of Chania
Rotunda of Episkopi is considered to be the most important Byzantine monument in Crete due to its unique architectural features like that of the circular ground plan called Rotunda. It is an impressive Early Byzantine church dedicated to the Archangel Michael and dating from the 6th century AD century. Important works of art of exquisite craftsmanship from this period survive today in the church, such as the mosaic floors that represent geometrical patterns, as well as the unique sample of monumental painting of the Early Byzantine period to be found in Crete. Rotunda is located near the village of “Kato Episkopi”, in the area of Kissamos.

HOW TO GET THERE:  By car towards to Kissamos and then follow the signs to “Episkopi”.
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