The Church Of St. Sergius And Bacchus is a historic byzantine church in the old town of Himara and is located within the walls of Himara Castle. You can find the church in the upper part near the surrounding walls of the castle, towards the side facing the sea. The church became the seat of the Archbishopric of Himara in 1020. The earliest traces of a walled stone slab date back to 786 and it is thought that the church was mainly built in two phases, but traces in its walls suggest numerous reconstructions took place.
Despite several attacks on the castle and the deteriorating state of many adjacent buildings, the church is still in a relatively well preserved state. It’s well worth going inside as there are some very beautiful post-byzantine mural paintings on the walls. Outside, on the side of the castle walls there is also a small bell tower.
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