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Prophet Elias

Prophet Elias

Walking route: Prophet Elias


Leaving Hatzipanagiotis’ mansion, pass the central bridge and go to the left-south side of Leonidio to find the small quaint path that leads to Prophet Elias.

Prophet Elias’ beautiful chapel was built in 1855 by George and John Zakka in the style of simple basilica. The icons on the wooden iconostasis are crafted by an unknown craftsman.

Following the winding path and passing through the lush vegetation of pine trees, you will reach at the church in less than 40 minutes. The first movement of a visitor is to ring the bell. The ring is heard throughout the village and the walker feels like a little kid. Pull water from the cistern with the tin bucket to quench your thirst!

The uphill path is tiring but the reward is beyond your expectations. The view of the sea, the mountain “Sleeping Beauty”, the thick vegetation and the village which is divided by the torrent “Dafnonas”, create a landscape of incomparable beauty.

 

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