At Kalithies village you will also see the imposing church of the Metamorfosis of the Christ. It is a byzantine architecture church, built circa 1870-1875. The Church was built to commemorate the Transfiguration of Christ (Metamorfosis). During the church’s construction, a wooden byzantine cross of unknown age was found. This is why the church also celebrates on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14.
This celebration is one of the greatest on the island and it lasts for three whole days, 13, 14 and 15th of September.
A unique landmark
In the church you will marvel at the unique wooden altarpiece, dated back to 1891. The church’s icons will definitely impress you, as they are surrounded by carved angels and flowers, framing the unique altarpiece.
At the church courtyard you will see a real miracle of nature: an impressive cypress tree which looms over the courtyard and is said to be there since the church was first built. The miracle is that even though, according to agriculturalists, the trunk and roots are dead, the tree is still green and continuous to flower every year as if it were alive.
Here you can find more information about visiting the church, which is open at all times.