The sacred sanctuary is the result of a residential redevelopment which ascribed unto one of the Four Martyrs Saints, whose courtyard House indeed, according to tradition, was next to long-lived Prinos.
On the upper floor you would find the main rooms of the House (kitchen etc.) while in the lower basement you would find the storerooms, etc. In this basement-according to what we know from the life of the Christians- there was the secret point in which there was an icon of the the figure of Christ , the oil lamp lit and , as a hidden Christian and Martyr would pray there.This just wants to show the area that was renovated with the intervention that was made by the Parish in the year 2015 and designed to bring out the torture of the four Martyr Saints at the same time to express feelings of honor, respect and love from the people of Melabes near and far , in the tortured faces of the Saints.
The property belonged to George Evangelia and Mary Koutsaftakis, and then it was their wish to offer it to their heirs to the Holy Parish of Melabes , which thanks them and prays for their beloved souls to rest in peace.
Melabes is a village with a rich but recent and older history. God generously gave to this place unparalleled natural beauty, amazing view, and especially friendly people and created a little paradise here in South Crete.