CHURCHES
CHAPEL OF THE PANAGISTA (VIRGIN MARY)
Like many of Greece's holy sites, the Chapel of the Panagista is in such an inaccessible place that you wonder how it was built and why on a narrow ledge 50 metres above where the Neda river disappears into a pitch-dark cave below Anceint Phigaleia? The answer to this question is not easy but often Christian churches are located in the same place the ancients idolised a god or goddess.
     Beyond the chapel, which is built into a recess in the natural rock, is a hermit's cave that was inhabited until the 20th century. Reaching it involves walking next to a vertiginous drop - not for the faint hearted!

Location of the chapelMarvel at the location
Chapel of the PanagistaApproach the chapel with care
Chapel interiorStep inside for a closer look
Bracelet displayAdd a bracelet to the display
Hermit's caveVisit the hermit's cave
Hermit's cave interiorContemplate living alone
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Chapel of the Panagista Neda waterfalls
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