Sacred Church of the Sotir (Agia Sotiria) in Anyfi

This church, which is known as 'Agia Sotiria', is located in the fertile area of the Argolic plane, on the road from Chonika (now Neo Heraio) towards Anyfi. Nothing remains from the original Byzantine church, except the lower section of masonry, while the upper section is newer. The architectural type cannot be discerned with any certainty: it could be either a cross-in-square without a narthex, or a three-aisled basilica. The original church dates from the 12th century, based on similarities it has with Mid-Byzantine churches in Argolis, which lie in the extensive use of ancient material in its masonry. In fact, these bulky stones must have come from the nearby area of ancient Heraio.