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The church is contemporary, dedicated to All the Saints and to St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, the Saint of the 20th Century. It is located at "Platanos", in the area of Malavra of Kavousi, on the national road of Agios Nikolaos - Sitia.

Thw inhabitants of the area wanted to transform this ancient place of unsurpassable wildness and natural beaty with an amazing view of the bay of Meramvellou into a place of worship. The first church, the north one, is a barrel-vaulted, single-nave church, which was built in a night, from the 4th to 5th of June 1963, with the drafting of almost all the villagers under the supervision and general leadership of the active and untiring priest of the parish, Rev. Stylianos Paterakis. It was dedicated to All Saints, as the spiritual duty of the residents of Kavousi, for the protection of all the Saints of our church in the battles during the difficult period of the civil war in the area of Malavra. The Holy inauguration was held by the Metropolitan of Ierapetra and Sitia, Philotheos the Second, in 1964.

In 1966, a new barrel vaulted, single-nave church was added, the south, dedicated to the contemporary saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church, St Nektarios the Wonderworker, bishop of Pentapolis. Later the bell tower of the church was built and the surrounding space was configured. The Holy Inauguration was performed by the Metropolitan of Ierapetra and Sitia, Philotheos the Second, on July 9, 1967.

The church celebrates on November 9, feast day of St. Nektarios, and on the Sunday of All Saints.