Monastery of Panagia Blacherna in Arta
The Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Παναγίας βρίσκεται) is located north of Arta, on the opposite side of the Arachthos River. It was named after the famous church of Blachernai in Constantinople. The church, which served as the katholikon of a monastery, was built over the ruins of an older church. It is three-aisled basilica dating to the 13th century.
Plan by Ćurčić
Map of Byzantine Arta
Byzantine Architecture by Cyril Mango
Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture by Richard Krautheimer
Architecture in the Balkans from Diocletian to Süleyman the Magnificent by Slobodan Ćurčić
Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium edited by Alexander Kazhdan