Church of Agios Nikolaos

Vouliagmeni / Athens Greece

Greek Orthodox

The eccentric chapel was built inside a big rock. It is very small with only room for one person inside. It was built by hand by one man, Nikolaos Xenos in 1947. He toiled for a number of years carving the stone, adding pebbles, marble and more. There are icons and other religious objects inside. The chapel is just above the sea and only visible from the sea; it cannot be seen from the road. A short unmarked path leads to it. Nikos Xenos was a fisherman, a painter, and very religious. The chapel is his dream, built by loading all his equipment, tools, and materials by boat as there wasn't a road at that time. The chapel was consecrated for the first time on December 5, 2021 and vespers held. The Metropolitan of Glyfada instigated the consecration. Now it will be possible to have weddings and baptisms at the chapel.

A short video of the chapel