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Early Christian Church at Fana



Additionally to the remains of the Temple of Apollo, excavations disclosed an Early Christian basilica with a half-round apse and a narthex, which had been built of reused stones from the temple.

Close to the place the basilica was constructed, remains of houses have been discovered signifying that there was a small housing scheme nigh to the bay of the village Phana predating to the years of Justinian the Great (Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 517 - 567). Coins of the emperor Phocas (603 - 610) point out that in the early 7th century the housing scheme was still at its culmination. The date on which it has been abandoned, probably in the middle of the 7th Century A.D., took place when the island was devastated by the Arabs.