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Monuments of Religious Significance

From the years of the Byzantine Empire (330-1453 A.D.), Greek land has been indissolubly linked to the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, which played a significant role during the Ottoman Period in maintaining the Greek language and identity, while the clergy played an active role during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1830) in throwing off the Ottoman yoke and creating the New Hellenic State. The plethora of churches and monasteries constitute actual architectural monuments, while the atmosphere they encompass will give you a sense of devoutness.

Byzantine stone church with dome and arches in the courtyard. Paved yard with small tree.
Orthodox Churches and Monasteries were always important convocations of social cohesion and references.