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Chapel of Panagia Photolampousa

Panagia was called “Photolampousa” (shining light) because she could cure any affection of the eyes or heal blind people.

The chapel was built in the 18th century and it is situated on a hill of a mountain, one kilometer outside the village.

Unfortunately, time has caused severe damage to this small chapel and the community has made serious efforts to restore it. From 1985 to 1987 the chapel was restored and extended and now its capacity is 400 people. It is a basilica with a wooden roof. It is stone made but the exterior wall is white. The yard is quite big and cemented. It is surrounded by a wall on which there are incorporated benches with ceramic marble. People can sit there during the mass. The bell tower is tall with arches.

Inside the church there is a beautiful wall painting of Panagia Platitera, which was financed by a villager after the renovation of the church. The iconostasis was replaced with a wooden and carven one and it has two doors. The one and only psalter of the church is wooden and very simple. The inside of the chapel is flat and there is no gallery.

The church celebrates mass three times a year. On 21 November (the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple and also the inauguration of the church), on 15 August (the Dormition of the Theotokos), and on Easter Friday.

 
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