The Churches of the Castle of Skiathos
The Christ church (has been declared a Historic Listed Monument according to Government Gazette 332/Α/6-8-1936) is situated in the area of the castle, it is one of the few churches that was saved, together with Agios Nikolaos (has been declared a Historic Listed Monument according to Government Gazette 644/Β/2-10-1965) and Agia Marina. It is a single-aisle Basilica with a ridge roof. It was the post-Byzantine Metropolis of the Castle. The marble over-panel of the Gate mentions a renovation in 1619. The temple and the icons are from the 17th century. The wood carvings and murals of 1695 are unique, and the icon of Christ is engraved with the date of 1652. The Horos is hanging from the roof, this is a large wreath with representations of Saints on it, under which marriages of the residents of the Castle took place.
Some of the Churches of the Castle , some of those have been restored and for some you found only the ruins , were and are : Agios Vasilios, Panagia Prekla, Virgin Megalomata, Agia Kiriaki, Ipapandi of Christ, Agii Apostoli, Agia Paraskevi, Agios Efstathios other anonymous temples. At the road to the castle you will meet and other old churches and monasteries such as Panagia Kardasi , Agios Theodoros , St. John ‘s Castle . At the Saint John in the beautiful environment of the Church and you can cool off from the spring water and enjoy the cool breeze .