Monastery of St. George Selinari

June 28, 2017

The monastery of Saint George at Selinari is located on the national road connecting Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos. Cretans believe that it is bad luck to pass by this monastery and don't pay a visit. This conception probably emerged as the monastery was the only inhabited place that could offer rest and cool water to travelers back in the old days before highways were built. There is also a popular Cretan song saying that "When you are passing by Malia, on your way to Selinari, light up a candle for the grace of Saint George"

Photo taken at Monastery of St. George Selinari


  1. Comment by daphne_kavoura

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    daphne_kavoura Reply June 28, 2017 at 09:55

    Εξαιρετική ματιά

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    destinationcrete Reply June 28, 2017 at 09:56

    Nice one Gianni! #DestinationCrete

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    katerina.jeik Reply June 28, 2017 at 19:35

    Φοβερη φωτο! Οπως Οι περισσοτερες!- Θα χω χρονο να τις Δω!-

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    amrshalini Reply July 7, 2017 at 13:22

    This is mind blowing shot really I love it

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