Chapel of Panagia at Kato Koufonisi

The chapel of Panagia at Kato Koufonisi was built in 1561and it is located very close to an older Byzantine church. In order to avoid problems with the Turks, but also to protect against pirates, the church had to be seen as little as possible, this is why during the Turkish domination the church was almost a basement. In 1970 the area around the church was enlarged, while in 1990 a semi-open air part, toilets and a bell tower were added.