Church of Panagia Spiliotissa
In the southern part of Ithaca over the bay Antri, in a rough area is the church of Panagia Spiliotissa. In fact it is not a church like the others, but a cave that has been closed, giving the impression of the facade of a church. For this reason the Virgin Mary is called Spilotissa.
Years ago, people lived closer to nature, enjoying their goods. So, once the families of Zavaros and Alevra from Perachori worked in the area cutting wood and making coal. One day a small light coming through the cave pulled their attention. They approached immediately and found themselves in front of the icon of Virgin Mary. By faith and reverence, they took the icon and transferred it to Perachori. Next day, the icon had disappeared from the village and found again in the cave. (This happened three times). Then they realized they had to turn that cave into a small church.