Photographer's Note

Virgin of the rock monastery is one with the rocks.

Descending the 298 stairs and going to Virgin's cave, someone can see a lot of this kind of constructions at the end of the rocks.The whole sight from these 'balconies' are majestic.

Virgin of the rock Cave.

Above the rock-hill of Panagia lies the Cave of the Virgin of the Rock. A "two-storey" cave downstairs which is built the ancient hermitage-chapel dedicated to Our Lady 'rock'. The upper floor, used as a pantry, etc., but also as a shelter for local residents during the difficult period of Ottoman rule. Both levels of the cave have been explored.

The monastery was built in Tarsus on rocks like Meteora and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The temple of Monastery built the same time as the Monastery of St. George (14th century) in a cleft of the rock, always open to the traveller who wants to enjoy the wonderful views to the Ziria, especially winter afternoons.

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