The church is located at Elaionas of Serres and belongs to the cross-in-square type. It is dated to the 12th century but the narthex was built much later, in 1851.

The monument has always faced stability problems but its condition was worsened by the earthquakes of 1985. Cracks appeared on the walls and the columns were moved off their vertical axis. In 1986 the church was supported and in 1990 a study for its provisional restoration was approved.