The Church of St George Nicoxylitis

Published 9th of March, 2020

Spring is in the air, so on Sunday we took a drive to blow the winter sniffles and colds away. On a scenic route to Polis we stumbled upon this church and an old abandoned monastery, not to mention some stunning countryside...

This Must Be The Place

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On this particular trip we took the high road from Polemi to Polis; through Kathikas and on down past Arodes and Droushia. As we began our descent towards Prodromi we took a right at a sign like the above. I had been here before when I had been doing some street view mapping, and thought it would be a good place for a family visit. Winter colds have been rattling around our villa, so I figured a bit of fresh air would blow them away.

I was going to write this blog after I finished with the Archaeological Park series, but somebody had requested pictures of flowers so I have bumped this to show some lovely blossoms...

Tidy Church

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the church itself is nice enough - well kept and obviously looked after.

Out Houses

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On one side of the church was a row of out-houses. Nothing special to report, though we did go in the end one.

Underneath The Arch

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As regular readers will know, the hook under that arch is where they used to hang lanterns. I love a good arch.

Out House Ruins

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Far more interesting (to us at least) were the ruins on the other side of the church. We will get to them in a moment, but apparently they are all that remains of an old monastery that the church used to be a part of.

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