Concerning the selinari monastery and her little church there is a legend that tells about a sheep shepherd who, during the Ottoman Turkish occupation, wanted to rest in a cave. There he found a very special icon of Agios Georgios. He took it to keep it in the first church he came across.
The next day, when the Shepard went back to the cave, he found another icon of Agios Georgios. When he took this icon to the same church his find of the previous day appeared to have disappeared. The icon had returned to the cave. The shepherd thought this was so special that he decided to leave the icon in the cave and built a church around it.