The steps have been raised by natural causes over the years, causing the water to flow back into the Church.
This is one of two dampness problems effecting Ayios Haralambos at the moment.
The first is that, 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.
To repeat: 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 Hihlis Poulos
Theo Kapetanios Poulos