Church of Agios Georgios (Saint George) - Sklavopoula

Church of Agios Georgios (Saint George) – Sklavopoula

The byzantine church of Agios Georgios (Saint George) in the mountain village of Sklavopoula, Chania, is located at the entrance of the village, next to the school. You can get the key of the church if you ask at the houses behind the school. The church is about 20 km away from Paleochora, and the road to the village is well-paved and has many turns.

The church of Agios Georgios in Sklavopoula is one of the oldest in the area, with the first phase of its hagiography painting taking place at the end of the 13th century, and the second phase in the 14th century. Among the holy figures portrayed in the church’s murals we find Virgin Mary, the young Christ, Saint Mandilion, the four sacred Fathers of the Church Gregory, Basil, John the Chrysostom and Cyril, and also Saint George, Saint Theodor and Archangel Michael .

The byzantine church of Agios Georgios in Sklavopoula is a characteristic example of a beautiful traditional church in the area, and is of particular interest to the visitor.

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