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.
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
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 à la sepulchral column, e) Larger building and f) Cave.
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