Few Words about the Chapel
The “Koumniou” church of the Holy Mother of God (earthen cask). This little Chapel is located south of the settlement on the road leading to Ora. It was constructed in 1979 to replace an earlier Chapel that had been demolished. Unfortunately, it is in desperate need of repair, and the church committee hopes to gather funds to construct a new one based on the original’s design. Villagers who were cultivating the land discovered a little symbol concealed behind an earthen cask (‘Koumni’) and gave it its current name. The locals attempted to bring the emblem to their community. During the day, they would transport it to the settlement, but by night it would return to its original location. Thus, they decided to construct a modest chapel at the exact location where it was discovered. The icon dates back to the seventeenth century and is celebrated on the Tuesday after Easter with a church service and a feast.