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cf_fraiser

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Agios Nikolaos Orfanos Church is one of the oldest churches in the city! I love this church, and it has some of the nicest frescos in my opinion. I'm not sure if it's still functioning for services, does anyone know?

 
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blopez34

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Yes it is still functioning! Most old Greek churches are aahah, it doesn't stop the Greeks
 

k_tsoukalas

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Agios Nikolaos Orfanos Church is one of the oldest churches in the city! I love this church, and it has some of the nicest frescos in my opinion. I'm not sure if it's still functioning for services, does anyone know?


This church really is stunning, I agree. It would be great to attend a church service here!
 

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