Lassithi Agios Georgios Selinaris Monastery

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Location: Sissi

The Monastery of Agios Georgios is located near the gorge of Selinari. It is easy to reach by car and it attracts many visitors, since Saint George is considered the patron saint of travelers. Hikers usually get there before visiting the gorge for good luck.

Although the monastery in its current form dates to the 20th century, the original monastery is much older. The church dedicated to the saint was constructed during the Middle Byzantine Period by the monk Nikolaos from Rhodes who discovered an icon of Saint George at this location. The monk built the monastery and spent the rest of his life there.
In 1538, the monastery was destroyed during a pirate attack.

The modern building complex of the monastery includes two newer churches dedicated to the Epiphany and the Resurrection of Christ. Upon visiting the monastery, you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful murals inside, as well as a garden with a fountain and a tile-roofed gazebo that offers amazing views of the surroundings.



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