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Saint Georgio's Greek Orthodox Church - Rachaya

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Rachaya el Fokhar, Hasbaya district

Hundreds of years ago, Saint Georgio's church was built according to Christians rites upon a pagan temple site or fortress. Some of the site's original and large archeological stones still exist in the form of the church walls, village square surroundings and the Twan region. The church is erected on the highest hill peak of the village. Perched in all its glory above the village, it is also sequestered amidst the expansive greenness of Mount Hermon. It has four entrances and visitors can admire marvelous icons, among the finest in Greek Orthodox churches.