Three kilometres south of the village lies
the country church of Agia Elisavet that was built in the
16th century upon the foundations of an older church.
This church, which is a true ornament and
also a priceless treasure for the village, is small in volume
but also very beautiful and well care for. It is a basilica
with a single aisle and a two-angled roof covered with tiles.
The entire structure is made of small stones that have been
maintained by the Antiquities Department in recent years.
The church is internally supported by four
large poles, which stand out as far as their size is concerned,
projecting from the two side-walls.
Over the west gate of the church there is
a small window that gives little light to the church's interior.
Only the two large poles are discriminated in the north and
south walls. In the middle of the unique external niche of
the bema there is a small window which illuminates the Bema.
Internally the church presents special architectural
interest. The roof is made of stone and is in a very good
condition after the maintenance done by the Antiquities Department.
What impresses the visitor of the "Agia
Elisavet" church are the wonderful frescoes of the 16th
century, which are kept in very good condition in spite of
the damage sustained by the passage of time and also by human
intervention. These frescoes decorate the entire small church
and stand out for their style. Unfortunately many of them
are not well preserved and make it difficult to recognise
the saints' figures that are narrated.
There are frescoes of St. George the "Tropeoforos"
(Trophy-carrier), St. Hermolaos, St. Damianos, St. Cosmas,
St Damaskenos, and St Panteleimonas. There also are frescoes
of St. Demetrios, Paul the Apostle, the Evangelists Mark and
Luke, Peter the Apostle, St Nicholas, St. Anthony, and St.
The main temple is separated from the Bema
by a wooden icon screen, which was made at the same time or
a bit after the rest of the church. The Bema is small in size
but symmetrical to the whole building. At its centre stands
the Altar that is made of stone.
Both internally and externally, the country
church of St. Elizabeth is a true ornament for the region
and also an adoration venue for the region's faithful. The
whole structure is completed by the church's precinct, reconditioned
along with the church's renovation in 1998.
The church celebrates on Easter Tuesday;
St. Elizabeth's commemoration is transferred from the 24th
of April to this day due to the Lent period. Close to the
temple, a few meters further and at the riverbed, lies the
"agiasma' (holy spot) of St. Elizabeth.