August 4, 2011

Panagia Gourlomata of Leros

Located in Drimonas on the island of Leros is the fourteenth century Church of Panagia Gourlomata, which is famous for its icon with a wide-eyed expression of the Virgin Mary. Gourlomata literally means "bulging eyes". The church itself was built with material from more ancient structures and it is especially known for its old and beautiful frescoes. It specifically dates to 1327 A.D. The church celebrates its feast on August 15th.