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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Comments (146)

Pablo Cruz on November 17, 2012

My best wishes for Greece and You! My friend! :D

ZUU on November 17, 2012

Very nice and beautiful photo!


Greetings from Japan

Слободан Чавић on November 18, 2012

Superb photo, Like!!! Greetings, Slobodan.

Paulo Yuji Takarada on November 24, 2012

É uma visão espetacular da Igreja, parabéns pelo precioso registro. F18 Saudações e tenha um excelente fim de semana, de Dourados - Mato Grosso do Sul - Brasil

Prasenjit Nag on November 28, 2012

Beautiful View!!


Warm Wishes

Piero Genova on December 11, 2012

Very nice view, I like!

Best wishes, Piero

Pantelis65 on December 12, 2012

Πολύ όμορφη λήψη του λιμανιού και της εκκλησίας. Αρέσει χαιρετισμούς, Παντελής.

Dobrosav Ciric on December 24, 2012


Pozdrav Bibac.

Jabrus on December 25, 2012

Bonitas vistas. Like. Gracias por la visita y comentarios. Feliz Navidad.

Zabb Csaba on January 1, 2013

Beautiful church and a very nice photo. YSL

Here I would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year 2013!

Kind regards, Csaba

Luisa Gila Merino on January 5, 2013

Ambiente marinero en esta luminosa fotografía.

LK & FV.

Un cordial saludo, Luisa

C haydeé on January 10, 2013

¡Qué bellos colores tiene esta hermosa imagen!


Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

Бобан Армуш on January 14, 2013

Όμορφη εκκλησία. Α+Α 21/70. Χαιρετίσματα.

Adem Dogan on January 15, 2013

Nice Picture. Very Class Image composition. LIKE 72 + Star 22

Best Wishes. Adem Dogan

Klaus Richter on January 16, 2013

A beautiful church very well captured!
♥LIKE 73 + ✰YS 23
Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

Szolnoki István on January 17, 2013

Very nice photo ! Like 74. Greetings from Hungary Istvan.

Manup on January 19, 2013

Very pleasant view and nice shot. LIKED. Best wishes, Manup.

Mariyana Mirandzheva on January 20, 2013

Very nice photo, Greetings

Spaniel 33 on January 20, 2013

Nice church, like! Greetings, Spaniel.

Yaa Amir on January 21, 2013

Fantastic shot, Well done !!

♥ ✰ ♪ FAV 24 + LIKE 78,

Best wishes, Yaa Amir.

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