Church Saints Constantine and Helen

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The Church of Constantine and Helen was built upon decision of the then Mayor of Volos Spyros Spyridis, designed by architect Aristotelis Zachos. Founations in 1927 and inaugurated on 18 May 1936 with pomp and grandeur, by the then Bishop of Demetrias Joachim. It is basilica, lined with stone externally. The roof of the church is covered with Byzantine tiles and, in the south side stands majestic bell tower. It is worth noting that the final draft of Arist. Zachos was based on experiences of the same, during the restoration of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki. Aristotle Zachos (1871-1939)was a leading figure of the Greek architecture of the 20th century. studied architecture at the three major southern German Universities, Technical Universities of Munich, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. There you will receive a solid education by leading architects and theorists, as was Friedrich von Thiersch (1852-1921), ο Karl Schafer (1844-1908) and Josef Durm (1837-1919).He was a distinguished Greek architect and city planner, the who designed many churches, public and private buildings under Byzantine and traditional standards, thereby restoring the 'Greekness' in modern Greek architecture. For the great work will be honored by the Academy in 1931 with the prize of literature and arts.

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Godo Nikolov on October 19, 2012

Excellent photo! Beautiful colours.LIKE!!!Best regards.

Ana Maria Westphalen… on October 19, 2012

Belo registro, maravilha de composição,captura de mestre, like 2 + *fav * 1 ,abraço Ana Maria.

Ismail Yaşartekin on October 19, 2012

Wonderful view.L+F

Best wishes,İSMAİL

Giannis Korilis on October 19, 2012

beautiful place! Beautiful photo! I like it ...Greetings pappous

MAPP HUDRANS on October 20, 2012

Excellent photo, YSL! :)

Greetings, Magdalena

Harri L on October 20, 2012

Nice shot, very beautiful place! Like

Greetings, Harri

Pavel Culek on October 20, 2012

nice view, good capture, liked (7), greetings Pavel

IsabellaJ on October 20, 2012

LIKE 9 fantastic composition and thamks for your visit:))

Omar Gobbi on October 20, 2012

Very beautiful photograph, very beautiful view, <YS & LK>, a cordial greeting. "Omar"

Costi B on October 20, 2012

Muy bonita vista! Like

Ed. Me. Mo. on October 20, 2012

Very nice shot, LIKE, best greetings, E & C. Me<>Lon.

Józef Wierciński on October 20, 2012

Ładne zdjęcie

Martin (WPF) on October 21, 2012

L & Ys Greetings, Martin

archrodney NO VIEWS on October 21, 2012

Lovely coastal city Thanasis. LIKE. cheers, archrodney!

Carles G on October 21, 2012

Beautiful scenery. Like. Greetings, Carles

Newman1947 on October 22, 2012

Excellent photo ! LIKE

Carlos A. Serafim on October 22, 2012

A beautiful Church! Wonderful landscape!!! Congratulations.

senmax on October 22, 2012

Very nice photo. Like.

idahodon on October 23, 2012

Excellent composition! L+F! Kindest greetings, Don.

pembo VIEWS? - NEVER… on October 23, 2012

A very beautiful photo - L19!

Kind regards, pembo from Kiel

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  • Uploaded on October 19, 2012
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    by Thanasis Germanos
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