two columned church (two other columns being in the form of pillars), is
cross vaulted, and has three apses and four domes. The well preserved frescoes
show the life of Jesus, Hospitality of Abraham, and images of the saints
and the donors of the church. Although it resembles The Karanlik (Dark)
and Elmali (Apple) Churches, the scenes of Way of the Cross and Descent
from the Cross make this church different from the others. The figures
are generally large.
footprints under the Ascension scene give the church its name, which means
"with sandal". The church dates back to the end of the 12th and the beginning
of the 13th centuries.
center dome houses a picture of Jesus the Pantocrator with the busts of
angels in the insets. On the central apse is Deesis, on the north apse
Mary and the Baby Jesus, and on the south apse, a picture of St Michael.
Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Baptism, Raising of Lazarus, Transfiguration,
Entry into Jerusalem, Betrayal, Women at the Tomb, Anastasis, Ascension
and portraits of the saints.