Agios Nikolaos Church in Velventos

The post-Byzantine church of St. Nicholas is one of the most important monuments of the period because it houses the oldest iconostasis of Greece. The church was a monastery and served as a parish until the end of the 19th century. It included the nave, a frescoed narthex which also functioned as an "infirmary" for the mentally ill, the loggia on the south side, two cells on the southeast side, the cemetery and a protected courtyard. Due to various interventions in 1960 nowadays you can only see the single-aisled nave, the loggia on the south side and a newly built area on the west side (in place of the demolished narthex) to protect the frescoes.

50400, Velventos