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Lady of the Rock Tarsos

From the village of Kato Tarsos after walking about 1.5 km, along with the spectacular view of Ziria, a magical place comes into view. A cluster of vertical rocks, almost smooth, with vertical irregular slits. These are “Meteora” of Corinthia”. Another feature of this area is the running water. There’s water everywhere. Rivers, streams, even from the top of the rocks there’s water falling.

Shortly afterwards a big slit in the rocks catches our eye, it’s like an entrance to a cave. After looking into it we discover that this is indeed a cave, which at the time of the German Occupation was used as a shelter for British paratroopers, who acted as links between Britain and the Greek fighters.

Next in another big slit stands the church of Lady of the Rock. According to tradition, the chapel of Lady of the Rock in Tarsos was built as a fulfillment of a vow made by a tarsian woman, who was miraculously saved during the fall of the Byzantine Tarsos by Mehmed II in 1458.

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