In the old village of Ktiri, standing at
a distance of about 6 kilometres from the village, lies the
country church of "Agios Georgios" (St. George)
in a beautiful venue.
It is a small, beautiful church with its
wonderful frescos as its particular characteristic, covering
all the area of the old, original temple.
It is a Basilica with a single aisle and a tiled roof with
two angles, built in the 14th century.
Externally the church does not present anything
special or impressive. It is a simple structure, 12 meters
long, 3 meters wide, and a two-angled roof. However, in its
interior one can realise the true value -from an architectural
point of view -of this church, if we view this temple as an
ancient Christian monument.
The church is internally illuminated through
three entrances, two in the south and one in the west wall,
as well as by a small window in the niche of the pulpit.
The original church was 6 X 3 meters and
was built in the 14th century, as the frescoes that are on
its roof and two side-walls testify, depicting scenes from
the life of Jesus (Birth, Crucifixion, the Removal from the
Cross, Resurrection), the lives of St. George and other Saints,
along with representations from the Holy Bible. An expansion
of the church occurred later on.
The main temple is separated from the Bema
by the new screen that was constructed recently. However,
what stands out in the Bema are the frescoes of Christ, the
Virgin Mary, and of "Ioannis O Prodromos" (John
the precursor, meaning John the Baptist) that are found in
the only niche of the chancel, a work of the same hagiographer
that "narrated" the rest of the church. Also very
impressive is the Holy Altar that is in the bema and consists
of a pillar with a capital, also being the base of the Holy
The country church of S. George has a liturgy
both during the Saint's Day on the 23rd of April, which is
transferred on Easte Monday, as well as on the 3rd of November
when the removal of the holy relics of St. George "the
seed" is celebrated.