A village in Arcadia invites a "famous" icon painter and his assistant, Theofanis and Theodosios (Argyris Bakirtzis and Dimitris Vlachos), to restore the worn-out murals in an historic church. Theofanis is an amateur astronomer, and Theodosis is involved in various scams. A pure young girl (Dora Masklavanou) is apprenticed to them. The villagers flock to the church calling them saints, but in reality they are two minor con artists, who falsely philosophize, observe with their telescope the curves of the women and organize a false auction. With the arrival of winter, the miracles end, and the "cobblers realize they should stick to their last."