The church of Virgin Mary of Tsikouns is a very beautiful church of great historical importance. There are many who come to Virgin Mary of Tsikouns, mostly foreigners, since it is a fundamental reference to them, expressing her through their songs; "Virgin Mary of Tsikouns in Chora, protect my child every moment and hour".
Internally, the temple is richly illustrated with works by all the important painters and hagiographers of the island and is dedicated to the Assumption.
Feast Date: 15 August
It is a large three-aisled basilica with carved and gold-plated iconostasis. In the erection of the church were used architectural members (columns, capitals, inscriptions, reliefs, structures) from the sanctuary of Apollo. Some of these items are kept in prominent places in excellent condition.
The church of Virgin Mary of Tsikouns is also called Virgin Mary of Chora or Virgin Mary "Tsoukouon" or Virgin Mary "Charitomeni" or Virgin Mary "Kecharitomeni".
It was built in the 18th century (specifically in 1794) in the center of Chora (today's Village), when fear of piracy ceased as residents began descending from the Castle.
During the Turkish occupation, the church kept official Kalymnos census and tax documents. Today, a small collection of old stamps, stamp seals and historical documents and church relics is preserved.