Panagia Faneromeni

The small Panagia Faneromeni Church is located on the busy thoroughfare of Faneromeni Avenue (named after the church), and dates back to the early 20th century. It is devoted to the Virgin Mary and replaces a Medieval church on the same spot, whilst a cave underneath served as an early Christian church and was originally a royal monolithic tomb of the town’s prehistoric times – believed to most likely be Mycenaean Greek. Today, a larger, modern church sits beside the older one and was constructed to serve the expanding community of the parish.

The small church and its cave are credited with various magical properties; those who suffer from headaches or other diseases walk three times around the church and leave a piece of clothing or a tuft of their hair in the belief that they will be healed. The church is also visited by women whose partners are overseas, with the belief that prayers given for their safety will ensure it. 

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