Catholic Churches in Napflion, Greece
Napflio, like all of Greece, endured various occupations……..from the Frankish occupation of the early middle ages (1200-1400 AD), then in the 1500’s came under Muslim occupation under the Turks , before gaining independence in 1831.
About the Church of the Transfiguration:
The building was apparently used as a convent for Franciscan nuns, as the name might indicate. Beginning in the 1500’s it came under Turkish rule, and most churches were destroyed or turned in to mosques. The building had fallen into ruin, but was later restored by the widow of Aga-Pasha and re-opened in 1840.
Traveling to Napflion:
The town is a popular stop on Mediterranean cruises (Holland America, for one, and they have a Catholic priest on board all their cruises). There is bus service from Athens (about 3 hours) as well as daily trains from Athens.
There is no official website for the Church of the Transfiguration in Napflio.
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