Iconostasis

 

 

Everywhere in Crete along the roads or in the open country you see the small ikonostasis, which are also sometimes called ekklisakia (small churches). Most often they are in the shape of a small house of metal, large enough to hold an icon, an oil lamp and a small number of various relics, but they can also be made of other materials and in many sizes and shapes.

 

The iconostasis are put up by private individuals - either in memory of a relative, who died in an accident, or as a gift of thanks because he survived the accident, or just for divine protection of the place in question.

 

Most of the iconostasis can be divided up into six main categories by appearance: a) Metal house, b) Stone house, which often represents a church, c) Modern stone house, often richly ornamented, d) High stone house la sepulchral column, e) Larger building and f) Cave.

 

 

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Zoniana, Rethymno Theriso, Chania Anogia, Rethymno
Apezanon Monastery, Iraklion
Axos, Rethymno Alexandrou Chani, Rethymno Vori, Rethymno Kallergi Refuge, Omalos, Chania
Half-way between Lakki and Omalos, Chania
Achendrias, Iraklion Ano Poulia, Iraklion
Anogia, Rethymno Prases, Chania
Agia, Rethymno Langos, Chania Meskla, Chania
Garazo, Rethymno
Vouves, Chania Agia Marina, Chania Gangales, Iraklion Rodakino, Rethymno
Kalathas, Chania Kalathas, Chania, close-up

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