The monasteries that operated in Sfakia province from the First Byzantine Period till the end of the Ottoman Rule, are not entirely known, as there are no many documents surviving commemorating the monasterial map of the heroic province.
The evidence to date are limited to monasteries that flourished mainly during the Turkish occupation, which were relatively small. The most famous of these was the Monastery of Panagia Thymiani.
The church of Saint George (Agios Georgios) is located near the monastery Panagia Thymiani, in the periphery of Komitades village, province Sfakia. It consists of the original single-storey 14th-century arched-roofed temple, to which an extension was added, the roof of which has now collapsed.