Saint George Temple at Malles


Saint George Temple at Loutra
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South of the village Malles in the province of Ierapetra lies the deserted village of Loutra, where the imposing church of Agios Georgios still dominates the place with a large cypress tree next to it. Because of its size, it is believed to have been the seat of the Diocese of Iera, like the nearby church of Panagia at Armos. The temple is built on the site of an older three-aisled basilica and has two impressive gates.

The most important feature of the church of Saint George is the extraordinary frescoes that decorate it, with 17 of the original 30 being preserved in relatively good condition. From the frescoes, we see the exceptional representation of Saint George on the north wall and Christ in the sanctuary.

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Additional Info

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

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