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|The centre of Kastellorizo: choklakia mosaic in the square south of Agios Giorgos Tou Pigadiou church.
|Choklakia mosaics, made of black, white and sometimes reddish sea pebbles, are found throughout the Dodecanese islands (for example Symi and Lindos on Rhodes). The mosaic tradition dates back to Byzantine times and motifs include abstract geometric forms as well as folkloric pictorial depictions.
The border of this mosaic floor in the square south of Agios Georgios Tou Pigadiou (Saint George of the Well) church is dated "Dapene, Elenes N. Stamatiou, 1912". It is in a sad state of repair, and one wonders if their are craftsmen or artists capable of renovating such treasures.
The mosaic floor of the "Avlogyro" Square in the Horafia district of Kastellorizo is thankfully in a bettter condition and features a roundel with a typical choklakia swirling radial design.
See photo on gallery page 234.
Map of Kastellorizo harbour
(part of our detailed map of Kastellorizo)
1 main harbour of Megisti
2 police station, post office, municipal hotel
3 Agios Georgios church, Nikolaos Stamatiou school, travel agent
4 ferry landing, harbour police, tourist information, bank, duty free
5 coast guard, mosque, path to Lycian tomb
6 Megisti museum, path to Lycian tomb
7 Knight’s Castle, Saints Nicholas & Dimitrios, hamam, windmill
8 Horafia, Platea Panagia, churches, Santrapeia school, Despina sculpture,Taverna Mediterraneo
9 Mandraki harbour and cemetery
10 stairs to clifftop view
Details of the choklakia mosaics
in the centre of Kastellorizo town
|More photos and information about mosaics|
on My Favourite Planet
Hellenistic mosaics in Pella, Macedonia, Greece
A mosaic of Dionysos and "Sleeping Ariadne" from Ephesus,
now in the Izmir Archaeological Museum, Turkey:
Selcuk photo gallery 2
The "Alexander Mosaic" from Pompeii, depicting
Alexander the Great in battle with King Darius III:
Alexander the Great
in our People section
A Hellenistic mosaic, signed by Hephaistion, from Pergamon,
now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany:
Pergamon photo gallery 2
A 2nd century AD mosaic featuring the head of Medusa,
from Piraeus, now in the Archaeological Museum, Athens:
Pergamon photo gallery 2
Mosaics at Dion Archaeological Site, Macedonia, Greece:
Dion: garden of the Gods
at the Cheshire Cat Blog
Mosaics of Saint John the Theologian, on Patmos, Greece:
Patmos photo gallery
Modern mosaic commemorating Saint Paul
the Apostle's visit to Veria, Macedonia, Greece:
Veria photo gallery
See also a mosaic mural made by the author of this guide:
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