Handkerchiefs of Agios Georgios Mandilas Custom | Meteora
Updated: Nov 19, 2019
Twice a year, the people of Meteora that know rock-climbing from their ancestors, climb on the rock called 'Agio Pnevma' (i.e. Holly Spirit) and leave hundreds of handkerchiefs.
This takes place once during the celebration of Agia Triada and once during St. George celebration (2nd Easter day).
The old skete of Saint George is is a hole in the middle of the rock. Now there are only some ruins and a rock craving of Pantokrator. After the rock-climbing part, the climbers and all other villagers go to the central square of Kastraki village and dance only singing traditional songs, without a band, in the shadow of the rocks of their lives.