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Agios Thomas, Tanagra, Boeotia,Central Greece

Chapel of Agios Thonas

  
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Chapel of Agios Thonas
Location:
North of the village Agios Thomas in Boeotia close to Asopos river
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Boeotia
Municipality > Town:
City of Tanagra
• Agios Thomas
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 90 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
12th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Church  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

History

The history of the monument, in short:

Initially it was a Byzantine church of the 12th century in the place, probably, of an early-Christian temple. During the Frankish period, two or three floors were added and the building became a tower, while the church remained in use in the ground floor. In the beginning of the 20th century the upper Frankish construction was demolished and the church obtained its current shape. A dome was added then, like the one in the original chapel.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

It is an almost square building with dimensions at the base 7.88m✖7.76m.

The walls at the lower layers have been built with ancient spolia from the neighboring site of ancient Tanagra. The higher layers are bricks and mortar, a characteristic of the middle-Byzantine period.


Sources

  • Pictures from Panoramio, user agiosthomas
  • Website Αγιος Θωμας - Εκκλησίες>Αγιος Θωμάς
  • William Martin Leake “Travels in Northern Greece”, 1835
  • Σιμάτου Α. Μ., Χριστοδουλοπούλου Ρ., «Άγιος Θωμάς Τανάγρας», Λαμπηδών. Αθήνα 2003.
  • Information sent by Mr. Ioannis Dedes

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