Agios Georgios Selinari
Agios Georgios Selinari - The Monastery of St. George, located in the gorge of Selinari, built in the second Byzantine period. In the yard there is the church dedicated to St George and two other temples dedicated to Epiphany and Easter. According to tradition, a monk from Rhodes saw an image of St. George, so he built a chapel. He spent the rest of his life in a rock carved himself on top of Anavlochou, on the east side of the canyon, where a large cross is placed. The image of St. George is considered miraculous as it is said that the Turkish occupation protected the monks. This male monastery is one of the most famous in Crete and as St. George is considered the patron of travelers, is a traditional pilgrimage for people who pass by.