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submitted by Karavitiko Symposium, Sydney on 16.12.2008

Magnificent interior of the Church of Ayios Haralmbos, Karavas.

Magnificent interior of the Church of Ayios Haralmbos, Karavas.
Copyright (2008) Karavitiko Symposium

The Church is one of the best maintained in the island.

Most of the interior is in superb condition, but some dampness has recently developed on the southern wall.

This has been discussed previously:

Theo Kapatanios Poulos & George Hihlis Poulos, Executive Members of the Karavitiko Symposium, Sydney, examined the damage in September 2008.

Outline as to how the damage occurred

A row of large trees had been planted in the earth about 3 metres to the left of the southern side wall of the Church at Ayios Haralambos.

Over time the roots raised the cocncrete slab that buts up to the Church on the right.

This caused water to gather against the lower face of the wall, causing, for the first time, moisture to "capillary feed" to the interior of the church.

This problem needs to be rectified as quickly as possible.

The solution is to break up and remove the concrete slab, and to re-lay the slab in a way that allows the water to flow away from the Church walls.

On the front of the building a "raising" of the entry steps, is causing a similar dampness problem at the front of the building.

It is proposed that both problems be rectified simultaneously. This will require considerable funds.

If you can see your way clear to donate some funds to rectify this problem, please send funds to

Father Panayoti Diakopoulos, Karavas, Kythera, Greece.

Or Contact members of the Karavitiko Symposium in Australia;

George <i>Hihlis</i> Poulos

Theo Kapetanios Poulos

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