Panagía Kerá Church : Michelin's recommendations
Panagía Kerá is a charming white church built in the 13C (at the beginning of the Venetian occupation) on a small scale but well proportioned; it has a nave and two aisles terminating in apses. The church contains a remarkable series of 14C and 15C frescoes, both sophisticated and naïve, in vivid colours. The frescoes in the right aisle depict St Anne, her husband Joachim and the Virgin Mary: note the Birth of Christ being announced to the Shepherds and the Journey to Bethlehem. On the left wall of the nave are Herod's Banquet and the Last Supper; on the right, Paradise with the Virgin and the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, receiving the souls of the blessed, and also the Massacre of the Innocents. The frescoes in the north aisle, which date from the 15C, are dedicated to St Anthony: the most unusual one (on the right) shows another interpretation of Paradise, with Peter leading Eve to the gates of the Celestial City, while the Virgin is represented with the Patriarchs bearing the souls of the Chosen Ones; various saints (on the left) accompany the benefactors of the church.
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