Church of the Dormition of Theotokos

The Church of the Dormition of Theotokos, simply known as Koimissi or Saint Mary Church is an Eastern Orthodox Christian church in the village of Labovë e Kryqit, in Gjirokastra. It is one of the most representative samples of Byzantine architecture in Albania. The church shares a number of typical features of 9th–11th century Byzantine architecture. The connection of the central aisle to the subsidiary aisles as well as the narthex is ensured through a triple passage (tribilon).

Several architectural elements found at the exterior of the building, such as the dome, the windows, and the combination of brick- and stonework, are influenced by contemporary Byzantine churches in western Macedonia.

The 10th-century dome is the oldest example of a circular dome found in the region of Epirus, probably an evolution of the older octagonal style. The fishbone pattern of the exterior is also found in a number of contemporary church buildings in Epirus, Western Macedonia, and Lakonia, in Greece, although not a quite common feature in Byzantine architecture in general.