Churches in Koufonisia

Both islands of Koufonisia complex have a few beautiful churches where you can find peace and admire their rare icons. In the densely populated islet of Pano Koufonisi, you will find the Church of Agios Georgios, the saint protector of the island. Every year, a famous feast is held during Easter and according to the tradition, one local pass around the icon to the entire island where streets are filled with rose leaves.

Close to the port of Koufonisia lies the church of Agios Nikolaos and at the highest point of the island stands the church of Prophet Elijah. In the neighboring island of Kato Koufonisi, above the harbor dominates the church of Panagia. On August 15th celebrations are held in every part of Greece, as well in Koufonisia, where locals and visitors arrive in hundreds to attend the church service and enjoy the solemn atmosphere.

Church of Agios Georgios

The beautiful church of Agios Georgios stands in Chora, the capital of Koufonissia, and this is the protector church of the island. It is built in the traditional Cycladic style, with white walls and blue dome.

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