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It was constructed in 1869 and took it's last form in 1886, after some major devastations.
2) Holy Temple of Agios Minas
Situated in the top of the central commercial road of Lefkada, was built in 1707. You can admire the roof, which is painted by popular artists like Nikolas Koutouzis and Nikolas Doxaras.
3) Holy Temple of Pantokratoras
Initially was constructed in 1700, but was renovated following the disastrous earthquake in 1869. Hunting the profile of this temple, you will discover not only a lot of baroque, but also gothic elements (a diverse type of architecture for that kind of temple). In the backyard, there is the grave of Aristotle Valaoritis, a extremely essential Greek poet, who inspired the Greeks at the revolution of 1821 against the turkish empire.
4) Holy Temple of Esodia of Theotokos (Mother of God )
This temple was constructed in 1720 and has only functions of Leucadian artists this kind of as Ioannis Roussos, Stylianos Devaris, Dimitrios Cambisou and others.
5) Holy Temple of Panagia of Strangers
Lately renovated, this temple took it's name from the residents who lived from the other side of Lefkada, past the floated bridge. It was constructed in 1718 and is devoted to the birth of Theotokos (Mother of God).
6) Holy Temple of Agios Spiridonas
Agios Spiridonas church was built at the end of the 17th century, in the principal square of the town. The form of the church is single oblong, low ceilinged, without having a dome, with sided entrances, clearly influenced from Venetian architecture.The iconstasis was made by a Zakinthian wood cutter, J.Groppa and the icons by the Cretan (Venetian descent) Tomazo Gen.
7) The Holy Temple of Aghios Nikolaos
Another church which is located at the center of the town. It was built in 1687, with the permission of Venetians, and restored later in 1830, soon after the latest earthquakes.
It had been the wealthier church of the town. It has fabulous entrances with windows of a unique art, in a baroque order. Its iconostasis is truly imposing and its icons are the operate of Ioannis Roussos (I have talked about him before) and Spiridonas Ventouras.
At that point our first part to Lefkada's churches came to an finish, only for a whilst. Quite quickly we will come back for the following part: churches all around the island of Lefkada.
Barbara de Machula was still studying to be a 1st degree art teacher in Amsterdam, when by accident she was introduced to the area of Lefkada. Romantic and sensitive by nature, she instantly felt at home, as she says. Right now she has smartly combined her two loves, her really like for this incredible corner of Greece and for the art of painting, in one particular happy occasion, organizing painting vacation courses in summer.
"I was mesmerized when I located out that in June at night the stars have wings and flashing fireflies light up when the stars above fall down, the sweet scent of flowers are component of wild sunsets and flowers get wings when you see amazing butterflies and colored moths, nearby individuals welcome you like a lengthy lost relative and share their household life, sweets and residence cooking.
This incredibly inspiring spot has constantly been the place wherever I wanted to be, paint, photograph, display everyone the beauty of this forgotten paradise. Absolutely nothing compares, feeling an alien in numerous other fantastic spots in the globe, feeling at home here. One day I took out my watercolors and immediately the neighborhood youngsters gathered close to and joined me in painting their village church. What a happy place!"
Today Barbara lives in Paleros, a modest seaside village around a bay, just at the entrance of Lefkada. "Paleros has it all, it is the centre of the complete amazing place: in front the blue sea with Lefkada as a backdrop, in the back the fantastic mountain with its wells and archaeological magic spots, small villages wherever clarino music echoes from the hills, the sweet little harbour with fresh fish our friends catch every single day, tavernas and lounge clubs, sandy beaches and the house of a lot of buddies.