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Veria, Macedonia, Greece Veria gallery 12 of 12
The Agios Nikolaos chapel in the centre of Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Small streetside chapel outside Veria Town Hall.
 
Sign above the doorway of the chapel

"Parekklesion Agioy Nikolloy
(S)Frantzi"
This tiny chapel of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas of Myra) is outside the town hall on the main street of Veria.

Such roadside chapels or shrines are common in Greece. Many are donated to the Greek Orthodox Church by private patrons, either in commemoration of a dead relative or as thanks for heavenly interventions, and are usually dedicated to a particular saint.

They always remind me of holy phone boxes, or kiosks for spiritual needs, rather like the Greek peripteros (see previous page) cater for worldly wants.

See more information about Agios Nikolaos, whose name means "victory of the people", on Kastellorizo gallery page 99.
 

Prayer booth in Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Veria prayer booth.
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The Saint Paul monument, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Saint Paul monument
The Medressa Mosque, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Medressa Mosque
The Orta Mosque, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Orta Mosque
Sinan Tuzci Hamam, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Sinan Tuzci Hamam
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