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The church of Saint George and Saint Charalampus is one of the most important religious monuments in the region of Ierapetra.

The 11th century Byzantine bathhouse that originally stood on the site was converted into a church, possibly during the 16th century. Byzantine bathhouses and churches shared many architectural elements, and, as a result, abandoned bathhouses were often converted into churches.

Whilst none of the murals survive, its noteworthy décor and decorative ceramic inlays attest to the fact that the building was designed by experienced craftsmen and architects of the era and add to the church’s great historic significance.