Monastery of Daphni
Visitors face a wealth of splendid mosaics with golden ground, representative of the classical period in Byzantine Art that was greatly influenced by classical idealism. One of the most known among these are, The Pantocrator on the dome, the Assumption of the Virgin, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, and the prophet Aaron, around the cupola. Then in the narthex, The Presentation of the Virgin, Joachim and Anna, the Benediction, the treachery of Judas, the washing of the feet, and others. In the court, there are two old sarcophagi, one of which bears a coat of arms with fleurs-de-lis (the heraldic bearing of a noble family) indicating that the convent was used as a burial place for the frankish dukes of De la Roche.
The Monastery of Daphni is included in UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites.
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Half-Day Tour from Athens
If you are interested in religious tours, this tour is the perfect choice for you. You will have the opportunity to discover two must-see sights on this memorable day-trip from Athens. You will explore Ancient Corinth and Daphni’s Monastery.