The Rock of Holy Spirit
The rock of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit) is located in the middle of the narrow valley that extends from the central square of the village of Kastraki towards the vast rock complex of Meteora.
On its top, a plateau is formed where a small chapel dedicated to the Holy Spirit was once erected. This tiny monastery was the oldest one in the region of Meteora, dating back to the 10th century. The long-shaped caves on the north side of this same rock, as seen from the side of the main road where scaffolding is still visible inside, indicate the spot served as a place of punishment where the monks of Meteora were expelled over the previous centuries. The view from the top of the cliff is absolutely breath-taking. Religious ceremonies are often held on the rock of Aghio Pnevma when locals celebrate “Holy Ghost” day.
Discover the rock of holy spirit by joining the Meteora caves tour.
The 3 hrs hiking Meteora’s caves will guide you on the trails near the village of Kastraki. On top, a chapel made inside a cave and dedicated to Holy Spirit was erected by the very first hermit of Meteora. A hermit-monk named Varnavas who lived there in the 10th century.