Panagia Pantohara was erected in Sikinos as one of the last wishes of the Greek Nobel Prize awarded poet, Odysseas Elytis, expressed to his partner Ioulita Iliopoulou while he was alive. The openings took place on August 6th of 2011 and since then the annual celebration takes place.

Odysseus Elytis’s choice to build the chapel in Sikinos was not accidental, since Sikinos remains an island that retains its Cycladic authenticity and its virginal element.

Responsible for the architectural design are Alexandros Samaras and his partners. The project was completed with the contribution of the architect, Lillian Stefanidou and of the civil engineer, Lambros Kostakis, in summer 2011.

The land plot was graciously donated by Sikinos Municipality.

To reach Panagia Pantohara, one must follow the route from Chora that leads to the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. In front of the small temple stretches the Aegean Sea and in the background are Sifnos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos and other islands of the Cyclades.