The monastery of Saint George


Saint George Mormoris Monastery
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The ruined monastery of St. George Mormoris is located near the village Nerokourou, by Chania and dates from 1637 (and earlier). The monastery, which once possessed a great fortune, is a dependency of Gouverneto monastery and has been declared a protected monument.

On the site we see the old church of St. George, an old olive oil press, the semi-destroyed warehouses and the monk cells.

In 1975 a large part of its property were moved under the possession of the Ministry of Agriculture and were used by the Agricultural Research Station. The temple celebrates on November 3, on the feast day of St. George Methistis (Drunk), when traditionally the locals open the barrels with wine for first time.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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