Religious Monuments of Malevizi

Hymeftou

Saint George church, Hymeftou
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The wonderful location Hymeftou near the village Moni houses the scenic church dedicated to St. George and the Holy Cross. This was the site of the monastery of the Holy Cross which was a dependency of the monastery Kavallaras at Korfes. Indeed, east of the present church there are traces of an older church, and within 150m we meet a monk cell carved into the limestone.

The site is located in a lush ravine with plane treesand there is a spring with cool potable water. Indeed the site name Himeftou comes after the Latin word humectus meaning a wet and moist place.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Accessibility: Dirt track

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