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Church of Saint Irene, Ios

Church of Saint Irene
Αγία Ειρήνη
Religion
AffiliationGreek Orthodox
DistrictSouth Aegean
OwnershipPublic
PatronSaint Irene
Location
MunicipalityIos Island
CountryGreece
Geographic coordinates36°43′17″N 25°16′12″E / 36.72139°N 25.27000°E / 36.72139; 25.27000
Architecture
TypeGreek Orthodox Architecture
StyleCyclades Architecture
Completed17th century
Specifications
Materialslime
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
Church of Saint Irene with Sea in background. Picture by mediterranean sailor and writer Göran Schildt.

The Church of St. Irene is a Greek Orthodox church on the island of Ios, Greece. It is located in the south side of the port of Ios in Yialos and it was built in the 17th century.[1][2]

Architecture

The church has two bell towers. One over the entrance in the church and another one over the gate with seven[3] and three bells respectively.[4]

Very close to the church, under a tree lies a mysterious 17th-18th century grave with engraved square and compasses symbol and a skull and bones symbol. The writing on it is altered and it is not readable. It's not known to who the grave belongs to but it is assumed that it is of a pirate.

References

  1. ^ "Ιος, η νεράιδα του Αιγαίου". 19 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Αγία Ειρήνη | Ίος | Διακοπές στην Ίο | Ίος Ξενοδοχεία". Archived from the original on 2018-01-19. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  3. ^ "Ναός Αγίας Ειρήνης · Ίος 840 01, Ελλάδα".
  4. ^ "Ιος, η νεράιδα του Αιγαίου". 19 June 2011.


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