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Church of St. Nicholas

The small white chappel of Agios Nikolaos is the most photographed landmark of Georgioupolis. It is situated in the Georgioupolis port, on a small islet in the sea, about 100 meters from the shore. The small church that seems to be floating from afar is dedicated to Agios Nikolaos, patron saint of sailors. It was built by a sailor many years ago and is definitely one of the places worth visiting when in the area. In combination with the open sea, it composes a unique picturesque landscape, which has been used as an ideal cinematic setting for films that have been shot on the island.

It is a bit adventurous to reach the chapel, as the  path is rocky and slippery. Nevertheless, it is worth a walk there, but make sure to wear proper footwear. Do not attempt the walk under poor weather. The charming white chapel is a favorite choice for weddings on Crete, and many couples choose it for Greek Orthodox ceremonies, but also a splendid location for photographs and memories that last a lifetime. The inside of the church is modest, with a few Greek Orthodox icons of Mary and St. Nicholas among others, plus a small table with candles for offering, and a place to lit them.