Experience Rural & Nature The tomb of Panoukla (Plague)

The tomb of Panoukla (Plague)

The Tomb of Panoukla is situated at the location “Laou”, on a slope east of Spilia. It consists of two boulders with one on top of the other. The view of these two rocks is awe-inspiring and makes people wonder how they stay one on top of the other.

According to tradition, there was once a plague epidemic at Spilia. The residents of Spilia would get sick and die one after another. During an afternoon, they all resorted to the neighbouring community of Kourdali, to the old church of Virgin Mary. They prayed, and performed a litany of her icon followed by a vigil. After the invocation, the Virgin Mary climbed from Kourdali to Spilia, found the Panoukla and hunted her down. It climbed a rock to save herself but she was wrong. Virgin Mary grabbed the nearby rock with superhuman strength and crushed Panoukla with it, this way curing all the sick persons. Since then, the two rocks remained one upon the other and consequently became the “Tomb of Panoukla”.

Courtesy of the www.visitsolea.com

Top Stories

Largest supermoon of 2020 rises on a world battling Covid-19 (photos)

The largest, brightest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday over hushed cities, stilled factories and countries in lockdown due to...

UK PM Johnson is stable, still in intensive care – Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnsons condition is stable and he remains in intensive care for close monitoring, a spokesman for his office said on...

Paphos: 5 booked at swimming pool, another 5 playing football

Five foreign nationals were booked by police on Tuesday afternoon at the swimming pool of a Paphos apartment complex. None were swimming, but all were...

Trump accuses U.S. Health Department watchdog of ‘fake dossier’ on coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the U.S. Health Department's inspector general of having produced a "fake dossier" on American hospitals suffering shortages on...

5 tons of chloroquine imported from India for Cyprus, Israel

Five tons of API Chloroquine have been imported from India for Cyprus and Israel as part of a joint initiative by the two countries...

Taste

Stuffed vine leaves without meat

(Dolmadakia gialantzi) Rinse the leaves and boil in salted water for approximately 10 minutes until soft. Drain and place in some cold water with ice...

Snails with tomato sauce

When the snails are ready, drain them. Fry the onions in the oil and once slightly brown, add the tomatoes. Stir until cooked well...

Sea bream with capers

Clean the sea bream well, add salt and pepper to them and brush them with olive oil. Mix the capers and parsley together as...

Halloumi bread

Sift the flour with the salt into a bowl and mix in the yeast and lemon rind. Make a well in the centre of...