The above photograph is of the Church of the Holy Asumption in Pylos
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This small church has been here for a very long time and was build to honor Agios Stefanos.
Locals claim that Kolokotronis was born on that specific location and that he was baptised on a font made of stone, somewhere beyond where the church stands.
The path that leads to that font is unknown, even to the local people.
In Ano Melpeia is the stone church of Agios Athanasius, and the bust of a chieftain of the Greek Revolution. Mitropetrovas was born in 1745 (by other sources in 1738) in Garantza (today Melpeia) Messinia.
He took part in the War of Independence, despite his advanced age, at the side of Theodoros Kolokotronis whom he brought up after the death of his father. Kolokotronis called him "uncle". Mitropetrovas died on March 12, 1838.
The Church of Saints Constantine and Helen in Androusa is a large stone built church. It is difficult to find out any information on this.
Our little village church which was built, (or maybe rebuilt) in 1886. The saints day of the church is celebrated on the 23rd August. This photograph was taken on the 27th December 2014.
There are many beautiful churches in the Peloponnese that I have not yet visited. Also it is difficult to see the interiors of a lot of the churches as most of them are locked unless there is a service taking place.
The top four photographs below are of churches in the large village of Meligalas.