Church of Agios Panteleimon (St. Panteleimon)

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Located in the Jewish Quarter, this Christian Orthodox church is still functional as a parish church. In its prime version, this use to be a single-nave construction, later enriched with a series of additions that gave it its actual shape. The church was somehow spared the havoc of air raids during World War II, unlike the best part of the quarter, turned into rubbles.
Decorative features throughout and about the church suggest that it was built sometime in the 15th century. Interestingly, this is one of those very few exceptions of Christian places of cult not converted into mosques during the years of the Ottoman rule.
The dedication of the church to St. Panteleimon has been historically corroborated by the decision of the Order to have two churches erected in this area, in commemoration of the successful deterrence of the first Ottoman siege, lifted on the name day of St. Panteleimon. Part of that resolution was that the other church would be that of Panagia tis Nikis (Our Lady of the Victory).


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Church of Agios Panteleimon (St. Panteleimon)
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36.443658652266635, 28.23224276304245

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