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CHAPEL OF AGIOS GEORGE EPITIDIOTIS

Among the trees and western of the village you will see the small chapel of Agios Georgios Epitidiotis. His was named Epitidios after the “epitidia” which are the needles of the pine.

The exact date of its construction is unknown but tradition says that it was built in the 17th century. Its form is rectangular and simple and it has tiles on the roof. It is stone made and its stones are in a good condition to this day. It was restored by the Department of Antiquities. The bell tower is based on metallic piles and it has only one bell which is not electronic. The chapel celebrates mass 2-3 times a year.

The capacity of the chapel is around 50 people. On the inside of the church, on the right wall there is a large wall painting of Agios Georgios. The iconostasis and the holy icons are old and wooden. There is also a wooden psalter. The church is very simple and flat.

The feast day of Agios Georgios Epitidiotis is on 23rd April and there is a celebrating mass on the St Thomas Sunday. At that day there is a big festival and a lot of people from the village and the surrounding areas attend to it. Recently it has been decided that the chapel will celebrate mass every Saturday.

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