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Agia Fotini Mantinias (Αγία Φωτεινή Μαντίνειας) by Livanis_Giorgos

The church of Agia Fotini, located just across the antiquities of ancient Mantineias near Tripoli and was built in 1969. The church is the property of Mantineiakou Association, located in the ancient city and ended outside in 1978.
The church stands out for its original architecture, which is a mixture of different styles, from traditional Greek architecture to the Byzantine architecture and decoration of the hagiographic referring to classical antiquity. The wall of the church building is decorated with ancient inspiration and memorial. The placing of the architect is clearly to combine traditional Greek influences with the ancient Greek style, offering a bridge between the then-old – the classical era are represented by the ancient Mantinia – and again, that the modern Greek architectural tradition.

The architecture of the temple, like the classic design and performance styles of icons has caused and continues to produce conflicting criticisms, disagreements and conflicts. In the past, and even provoked the intervention of the official Church, which demanded, and eventually imposed a partial replacement of icons.

In the courtyard of the church is archaic structure, the Heroes Garden in honor of all those who fought for their country and originating from DD the City Mantinia. West of the church is the Jacob’s Well, which symbolizes the meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman.
The construction of the church of Agia Fotini, the nearby tourist kiosk, as well as the redevelopment and enhancement of the area of Ancient Mantineias has become the Mantineiako League “Ancient Mantinea (B & Trikorfon Dekazou 43, 2710-232586). The Mantineiakos Association was established to assist them in the custody of antiquities, the use of the site of Ancient Mantineias and closer relations between its members.

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