The Church of Panagia is a must-visit destination on the enchanting island of Folegandros, Greece. Dedicated to the revered Virgin Mary, this stunning whitewashed church sits atop a rocky hill overlooking Hora. With a rich history dating back to ancient times, the church is built on the foundations of a temple and features impressive sculptures, statue bases, and inscriptions in the courtyard and interior. Legend has it that during a pirate attack in 1790, the residents sought refuge in the church and prayed to the icon of Virgin Mary for protection, resulting in a powerful wind that drowned the invaders. Today, locals consider the Church of Panagia to be the protector of the island, making it a truly sacred and meaningful experience for visitors.

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