Saint George Selinaris
Saint George Selinaris or Agios Georgios Selinaris is
located on the road to Agios Nikolaos from Heraklion. There is
a small 16th century church, and a monastery which was added
on much later.
Many travellers passing by stop to light a candle
in the church, then combine their religious repast with a gastronomic
delight. The surrounding cantinas are famous for their souvlakis.
Tradition says that if someone passes Agios Georgios Selinaris
without at least crossing one's self, the culprit's car may
very well come to a stop down the road with a sudden and mysterious
Also, with the numerous bird species
that nest in the broader areahere, visitors have a good chance
of observing the many hawks and vultures hovering around.
image of the Saint George church