If we follow the provincial road that starts from Poulithra, we head to the plateau of Peleta and then to the village of Kounoupia. The road after Kounoupia leads to Mari, a village enriched with many waters and from there off to Laconia. At the turn of the road we will come across the traditional amphitheatrically built houses on a hillside full of fir, plane trees and walnuts. According to the 2011 census there are 57 residents in Kounoupia which are engaged in agriculture and livestock.
In Kounoupia there is a sacred temple which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, built in the shape of cruciform basilica. It is privileged by the unique icon painting of Fotis Kontoglou. It was renovated by the expatriates from America in 1954 as the inscription on the newest marble iconostasis testifies, which replaced the worn-out from the original building. It is worth mentioning that the old iconostasis had an elaborate wooden cross, which is today in Tsitalia.
The cross was offered from Greek merchants from Russia and has a hole from Turkish weapon, derived probably from the time of Ibrahim’s troops which tried to burn the church in 1826. The temple was rescued from the flood, and to this day the source of the sanctuary is still hidden in the left aisle.