The oldest altarpiece is probably that of the “Timios Stavros” dating back to the 17th century with beautiful despotic portrayals of Panagia Odigitria lined with an elaborate silver shirt, and the great Cretan representation of Christ as High Priest.
The ornate altarpiece of Agios Nikolaos, a work art dated back in the 18th century, fleshed out and repainted in the 19th, includes the oldest large icon with a full body representation of Agios Nikolaos in 1612 attributed to the priest Georgios Kolydas. The other two despotic icons of Christ the High Priest and Panagia Vrefokratousa date back in the 1708.
Impressive, well-crafted, high altarpiece of the Assumption with icons of Nikolaos Karavias that were completed in December 1866, mostly at the expense of priest Sigalas’ family accompanied with the assistance of Nikolaos Roussos and other local believers who imprinted their prayers on some icons distributed in the altarpiece.
One of the most important religious paintings of the island is the emblematic Cretan portrayal of the equestrian Agios Georgios slaying the dragon, which was completed in 1638 and adorns the wooden altarpiece of Agios Georgios on the “Castle”.
Newer icons illustrated in the 19th century decorate the unadorned wooden altarpieces of rural churches, works of anonymous island painters.