St. George Church, Nikiti

Sithonia Halkidiki Attraction

This small chapel stands where a Basilica used to stand - one destroyed by a Huns' invasion. Today it's a quiet and tranquil place.

Halkidiki was deeply influenced by the Holy community of monasteries of the Holy Mountain and has many small churches and monasteries from the Early Christian times. Many of them were destroyed during the occupation of the Ottoman Empire and they were either reconstructed or left as ruins.

An interesting example is the old and unique church of St George at Nikiti. It is an Early Christian Basilica with a mosaic floor while it was constructed in the 5th century. The church is located 3 kilometers southern of Nikiti and very close there have been discovered two vaulted graves which date from the early Christian period.

About St. George Church, Nikiti

Last updated: 25 Jul 2020

address Nikiti, Sithonia Halkidiki, 630 88, Greece