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Agios Georgios chapel (Yermasoyia)

On a hilltop, just a breath from the Limassol city, there is an area known among the locals as Paliomonastiro, located between Yermasoyia and Mouttayiaka. According to some, there used to be an ancient settlement in that area, while some locals still remember the ruins of gothic construction, called Houses of Rigena. Now, there is a small, beautiful chapel there, enjoying panoramic views to the entire area.

It is the chapel of Agios Georgios, which counts a few decades of life, since it first opened its doors on September 12th 1982. Of course, long time before the construction of the chapel, the locals, as well as people passing by, used to light a candle in front of the picture of Agios Georgios, on the roots of a bush in that area.

Around the 1950s, the residents of the area decided to proceed to the construction of a small chapel, after they had cleaned – up the spot and had already performed a celebratory ceremony for the Easter. The chapel was built with low quality materials that people could find around there. Eventually, it had to be demolished in 1981, to be replaced by the beautiful, white chapel found there today, in honor of Agios Georgios.

The chapel operates twiice per year, on Easter Tuesday and on November 3rd , to celebrate the Saint.

Source: Agia Paraskevi Church, Yermasoyia



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