On our first wine tour around Athens, the one called  GODESS ΑRTEMIS AND WINE, we come across certain hidden gems in the vineyards of Attica. In the plain that lies north of Markopoulo, near the Athens airport, we find the little church of Holy Virgin Mary of Barabas. It stands alone in the middle of the vineyards, waiting to be discovered by pilgrims and winelovers. We always enter the old church and light a candle or two, in the memory of our beloved ones. It belongs to the category of churches built in the single-aisled, free Cross type with a dome. It is a byzantine church of the 12th century, dedicated to the Birth of Virgin Mary (celebrated on the 8th of September).