Guided by the monuments of Orchomenos
Includes 3 stops/visits
A collection of important monuments has survived in the settlement of Orchomenos, a short distance from Thebes. Starting at the church of Agios Sozon in the central square,
you can visit the church of Agios Georgios of Orchomenos,
the monastery of Panagia Skripous, the tomb of Mynia and the ancient theatre of Orchomenos.
As you head out on the national road and turn right towards Akraifnio, the ruins of the triconch church of Agios Vasilios of Akraifnio are visible near to the road. Also, on the SW edge of the settlement of Akraifnio, below the acropolis of Ancient Akraifia, is the recently-restored church of Agios Georgios. On the south wall in the interior of the main nave, there is an inscription from 1311, which is still readable. Especially interesting are the four superimposed layers of murals and the sections of detached mural in the church's exonarthex [outer vestibule]. Just outside the village of Kokkino, and quite close to each other, there are the church of Agios Athanasios and the ruins of the church of Agios Nikolaos, with murals that have been attributed to the workshop of the famous Theban artists, Georgios and Frangos Kontaris.