Near Koraes Square in Chora, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Chios accumulates the religiosity of the Chians in a commemorative monument combined with the history of the island, since this is the church where the bell rung for the first time during the Ottoman Empire. The construction works of the Cathedral, also known as the Church of Agion Victoron (i.e. the Holy Martyrs Minas, Victoras and Vikentios), were completed in 1888. It is three-aisled, basilica with cupola and hosts heirlooms and several valuable ecclesiastical items. The remains of the Martyr Isidoros and Thomas the Apostle as well as the mantle of Agios Nektarios, the Primate Thaumaturge of Pentapolis are kept in the Cathedral. The pebbly decoration of the churchyard reflects the love of the Chians for creation in all aspects of life.
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