Chapel of Panagia Vounarkotissa

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Just outside of the village of Kolossi, inside a rocky cave, lies one of the community's many chapels. 

During difficult times for Christianity, the cavity inside this rock was used as a place of worship. Several centuries later, the cave evolved into the chapel that still operates to this day.

The faithful consider this chapel to be miraculous, as the mud created from the dirt on the ground is said to have healing qualities.

The cave is dedicated to the Virgin of Vounarkotissa, its name derived from its location. Over the years, the walls of the cave were decorated with icons of saints. The light from the candles inside the chapel, and the natural light that enters from the opening of the cave, have created an atmosphere that is particularly sacred.