Alanya temple of Saint George the Victorious
The Orthodox Church of Saint George the Victorious in Alanya is located 10 km northwest of the center of the resort. The church stands on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and there is a healing spring nearby
According to legend, St. George defended the village from robbers who threatened the local residents. The Church of St. George the Victorious in Alanya was built in the 8th century, and from the 13th century a monastery was erected nearby. In 1873, the church was rebuilt, but then it was abandoned for a long time. And only in 2015, the restoration of the temple was carried out. After that, he literally found a new life. Now it hosts cultural events and Christian worship. Among them is the Liturgy, which takes place on the first Sunday of the month.
The church has a well-preserved internal wooden vault and a choir with an eight-pointed colorful star, on which the artist's painting is still visible. When you get here, you are transported into the distant past and one gets the impression that what happened here centuries ago happened yesterday. The Church of St. George the Victorious in Alanya can be reached by minibuses No. 5 and No. 7, which go from the city center. Get off at the school stop. Then, go around the 3-storey pink school on the left and walk up the road to the HIDIR ILYAS sign. Continue in this direction for about 2.5 km to the point where there will be a divergence of the road. You will see a temple there.
You may enjoy the Demre-Myra-Kekova excursion. This is one of the best tours and a real historical and religious journey, in which you will visit three ancient cities at once. You will visit the Greco-Roman theater, the Church of St. Nicholas, see the Lycian tombs in the rocks and the sunken city of Kekova from a yacht with a glass bottom. Such a trip will leave positive and bright impressions.