The church has a cross in square plan with a dome. It is composed of the naos, narthex, and the altar alcove. In the church have been skillfully used many Byzantine architecture features such as the inner organization of the volume and the decorative and illuminative systems.
The Byzantine architectural elements in the church have been combined with western architectural elements belonging to the same period. Inside there are two columns with reused capitals that might have been taken from the antique ruins of the city. Presently, the mural inside the church has been damaged, but some of the biblical scenes are still preserved in the barrel vault, such as the figures of the twelve prophets, the “Resurrection of Lazarus,” the “Last Supper,” and the “Washing the feet of the Apostles.”
The inscription on the southern entrance of the narthex dates the monument from the time when Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II Paleologos ruled from 1282 to 1328, it was possibly built as a result of a visit he paid to the city.
Contact person: Eugen Kallfani, Eriseld Zyka
Opening/visiting hours: 1 May to 30 September every day 9.00 -18.00, 1 October to 30 Aprile Tuesday to Saturday 9.00-16.00, Monday closed and Sunday 9.00-14.00
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