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   Karanlik (Dark) Church

The entrance to this church is from the north through a winding tunnel which opens into a barrel-vaulted narthex. In the south of the nartex there are three graves, two of which are big and the other is small. The church has a cross plan, the arms of the cross having a diagonal vault. The temple of the main apse has been destroyed.

This Church dates from the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th centuries.

Scenes: Deesis, Annunciation, Journey to Bethlehem, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Baptism, Raising of Lazarus, Transfiguration, Entry into Jerusalem, Last Supper, Betrayal of Judas, Crucifixion, Anastasis, Women at the Tomb, Blessing and Mission of the Apostles, Ascension, Hospitality of Prophet Abr.

 

 

 
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