Church of Prophitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) - Trachiniakos, Kandanos

Church of Prophitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) – Trachiniakos, Kandanos

The byzantine church of Prophitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) in the Trachiniakos settlement of Kandanos, Chania, is a small church built in the mid 14th century. Although, for the general public, it is one of the lesser-known churches in the region of Chania, it is rich in hagiography murals that were painted centuries ago.

Among these excellent hagiographies, we can see the prominent figure of Prophet Elias, which is next to the iconostasis, as well as the figures of Virgin Mary with Jesus, Archangel Michael, Saint Panteleimon (who is depicted holding a medical tool of the era), Saint Paraskevi and Saint Kyriaki.

In the courtyard of the church there is a small cemetery. The byzantine church of Prophitis Ilias in Kandanos (Trachiniakos) is one of the well hidden secrets of the area that is worth discovering.

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