Churches on Methana

  • The Orthodox Churches of Methana
    The Orthodox Churches of Methana

    On Methana you can experience orthodoxy at many church festivals!

  • The Orthodox Churches of Methana
    The Orthodox Churches of Methana

    On Methana you can experience orthodoxy at many church festivals!

  • The Orthodox Churches of Methana
    The Orthodox Churches of Methana

    On Methana you can experience orthodoxy at many church festivals!

Orthodox churches on Methana

The chapel Agios Dimitrios at the village of Kounoupitsa is probably the oldest and most beautiful chapel from around 1200 AD. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
The chapel Agios Dimitrios at the village of Kounoupitsa is probably the oldest and most beautiful chapel from around 1200 AD. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990

As everywhere in Greece, Orthodoxy is the predominant Christian religious group on Methana. Since about AD 1000 there are the first early Christian ruins on Methana. Many chapels were built in the Byzantine period, a few of which can still be discovered in their original state. Particularly beautiful examples are the chapels at Kounoupitsa, Agios Joannis and especially Agios Dimitrios and in the valley above Megalochori the Panagitsa chapel. All of these chapels are decorated with ancient frescoes that are also special in Greece.
Most of the other chapels and churches were mostly built around 1830 and are much simpler than their Byzantine predecessors. In the 1960s, many churches and chapels were "modernized" with concrete. They lost their original beauty. In recent years, there is a trend that continues to rob the chapels of their originality. It has been discovered that a neon cross can be placed on each chapel, which then glows far at night ...

Photos of the chapels and churches of Methana

The main church of Agia Triada in Methana. (c) Tobias Schorr
The main church of Agia Triada in Methana. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel Agia Paraskevi in ​​the main town Methana. 1990. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel Agia Paraskevi in ​​the main town Methana. 1990. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Nikolaos at the spas of the same name in the main town of Methana. Photo 1990. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Nikolaos at the spas of the same name in the main town of Methana. Photo 1990. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Athanasios in the Stavrolonogs valley. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Athanasios in the Stavrolonogs valley. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Dimitrios near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Dimitrios near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagitsa chapel at Megalochori. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagitsa chapel at Megalochori. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Konstantinos & Elenis near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Konstantinos & Elenis near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Andreas near Kameni Chora. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Andreas near Kameni Chora. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agia Barbara near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agia Barbara near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agios Georgios in the fishing port of the same name. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agios Georgios in the fishing port of the same name. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis at Megalopotami. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis at Megalopotami. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel Agii Anargyrii at Megalopotami. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel Agii Anargyrii at Megalopotami. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Agia Marina chapel at Megalopotami. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Agia Marina chapel at Megalopotami. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagia chapel in Palia Loutra. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagia chapel in Palia Loutra. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagia chapel in Palia Loutra. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagia chapel in Palia Loutra. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis in Kameni Chora. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis in Kameni Chora. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Papadi Church in Megalochori. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Papadi Church in Megalochori. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Agios Joannis chapel in Markylongos. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Agios Joannis chapel in Markylongos. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagia Church in Makrylongos. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagia Church in Makrylongos. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Krasopanagia chapel on the cape of the same name (Zoodochos Pigis). (c) Tobias Schorr
The Krasopanagia chapel on the cape of the same name (Zoodochos Pigis). (c) Tobias Schorr
The Agios Nikolaos chapel until 1993. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Agios Nikolaos chapel until 1993. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Panteleimonas. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Panteleimonas. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Sotiros chapel at Sterna Gambrou. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Sotiros chapel at Sterna Gambrou. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Theodoros in the village of the same name. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Theodoros in the village of the same name. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agios Dimitrios in Agios Theodoros 1990. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agios Dimitrios in Agios Theodoros 1990. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agios Dimitrios in Agios Theodoros 2019. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agios Dimitrios in Agios Theodoros 2019. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis in Kypseli. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis in Kypseli. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agios Antonios in Kypseli. (c) Tobias Schorr
The church of Agios Antonios in Kypseli. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel at the Profitis Ilias summit by Pano Mouska. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel at the Profitis Ilias summit by Pano Mouska. (c) Tobias Schorr
The chapel of Agios Joannis in Kameni Chora. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
The chapel of Agios Joannis in Kameni Chora. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
The chapel Zoodochos Pigis / Krasopanagia. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The chapel Zoodochos Pigis / Krasopanagia. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Agii Anargyrii church in Methana town. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Agii Anargyrii church in Methana town. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The church of Agios Konstantinos & Elenis near Methana. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The church of Agios Konstantinos & Elenis near Methana. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The chapel of Agia Mavra on the Throni plateau. (c) Tobias Schorr 1993
The chapel of Agia Mavra on the Throni plateau. (c) Tobias Schorr 1993
The Panagia Church in Makrylongos / Pano Mouska. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Panagia Church in Makrylongos / Pano Mouska. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Profitis Ilias chapel at Vathy. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Profitis Ilias chapel at Vathy. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The chapel of Agios Nikolaos at Vathy. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The chapel of Agios Nikolaos at Vathy. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The chapel of Agios Georgios near Vathy. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The chapel of Agios Georgios near Vathy. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The chapel Agia Eleousa at Vathy. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The chapel Agia Eleousa at Vathy. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
he Panagia Church in Makrylongos. (c) Tobias Schorr 2018
he Panagia Church in Makrylongos. (c) Tobias Schorr 2018
he Panagia Church in Makrylongos. (c) Tobias Schorr 2018
he Panagia Church in Makrylongos. (c) Tobias Schorr 2018
The church of Agios Charalambos in Methana / Vromolimni. (c) Tobias Schorr 2018
The church of Agios Charalambos in Methana / Vromolimni. (c) Tobias Schorr 2018
The Panagia Church in Pano Mouska. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Panagia Church in Pano Mouska. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Zoodochos Pigis chapel at Agios Georgios. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
The Zoodochos Pigis chapel at Agios Georgios. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
The cemetery church of Agios Asomatos near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The cemetery church of Agios Asomatos near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Agia Barbara church near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr 2015
The Agia Barbara church near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr 2015
The Krasopanagia chapel. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Krasopanagia chapel. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
The Panagitsa chapel at Megalochori. (c) Tobias Schorr 2016
The Panagitsa chapel at Megalochori. (c) Tobias Schorr 2016
The Panagia Chapel at Steno. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Panagia Chapel at Steno. (c) Tobias Schorr