June 13, 2011

RINGING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

Dias Islet, Kefalonia
The Chapel Bells on Dias Islet
Dias Islet, Kefalonia
On Dias Islet

Some places are just that...AWE INSPIRING
So "uncommon," so self-defined...
A strangely formed floating rock, just offshore, with only a small chapel atop and hundreds of seagulls keeping vigil till the summer visitors arrive.
Most come on a pilgrimage in the beginning of July to participate in the centuries-old religious event. Among them, the curious who join in to experience the climb, the view, the exhilaration of being just a little bit closer to the heavens.
The climb is steep and exhausting - I lost count at the 100th step! But conquering Dias is well worth it.




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