Agios Mamas is one of the oldest churches of Naxos. It is dated back to the 9th century. It is important for its architectural form, which is "cross in quare", while it has notable sculptures and traces of murals.
It is believed to have been the cathedral of the Orthodox before the Frankish conquest and to have been converted into a Catholic church in 1207. St. Mamas, protector of the shepherds, is regarded as a patron saint particularly of Asia Minor, Cyprus and Naxos.
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