Saint Theodora-Agia Theodora Vasta
Coming out of Megalopolis towards Kalamata, we found on our right an intersection with exit to the village of Isar. After 16 km we reach the Isari, which is a traditional stone village.The road passes through the village and through it, continues to Vasta. Leaving the right junction to Vasta, and continuing the road to the left, the next six kilometers of road, reaches Saint Theodora of Vasta or in Greek -Agia Theodora. The road is downhill with many turns, with a beautiful natural unspoiled scenery.
The church inside the beauty of the landscape, the lush vegetation and running water is a global phenomenon. The small church is Byzantine period, built in the 12th century AD, of stone and soil. The roof dimensions are : 6.50 x 2.50m. Under the church runs Agiasma, maintained as sanctification. On the roof are germinated seventeen (17) trees with trunks of various diameters and different heights. There are many more than 16 to 18 meters!
The strange thing is that these trees are tall and have no roots! We can calculate from the volume of logs and branches that the church currently has on the roof of weight equal to 10 tons, when the trees are “calm”. So it is a mirakle of Nature! During the winter prevailing strong winds.
The church is dedicated to Saint Theodora of Vasta. Tradition says that this miracle of Nature is related to the life of the martyr Saint Theodora, which deep faith prayed: “Let’s make my hair trees and my blood river to irrigates this sacred place. It celebrated on September 11th each year. A big festival -panigyri- is taking place there. Thousands of people visit the church to worship and admire this unique miracle, relaxing under the deep shadow of the palm trees.