Church of Panagia by Chris Ouzounis (Greece photo spot)

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Church of Panagia - Photo by Chris Ouzounis

Church of Panagia is a historic church that sits a stunning spot offering an incredible view of the entire island and the sea. A stone zigzag path starts from Pounda Square Chora and goes up to the church in what will take about 15-minutes to walk. This church is dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary and was possibly constructed on the ruins of an ancient temple. The exact year of the construction of the church is not known. However, a marble sign says that it was renovated in 1687 and it took its present form in 1821. The architecture of the church is within the traditional Cycladic style and the exterior is whitewashed. This is a one-aisle basilica with many domes and a tall bell-tower. The interior has fine frescoes, a marble throne for the archbishop and a marble icon screen. In the past, the church was a female monastery and belonged to a nunnery. (Folegandros Island, Greece)

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