Caves of Heaven and Hell

Paradise
It was a large crater that occurred as a result of the ceiling collapse with chemical erosion that was caused by an underground stream. Diameters of its ellipse-shaped mouth are 250 m and 110 m, depth of it is 70 meters.

There is a large entrance of cave whose length is 200m, and the deepest point is 135 m in the south end of collapsed floor; and a small church at the mouth of the cave. On 4-line epigraph above the entrance of the church, it was written that this church was built dedicated to the Virgin Mary by a religious man named Paul in 5th century. It is descended into Paradise pit by stone stairs composed of 452 steps which each of them is quiet large. It is reached to the church on the 300th stair. Voice of a mythical underground stream is heard at the end of the cave after the church.

Hell
Hell in the 75 m north of Paradise was occurred like Paradise. Diameters of mouth circle are 50 m and 75 m, depth of it is 128 meters. It is impossible to descend into it due to its concave edges.

According to mythology, after Zeus defeats a hundred-headed dragon Typhon which vomits flames in a fight here, he kept him in Hell for a while before imprisoning him under Mount Etna forever.

Caves of Heaven and Hell