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Monastery of Agios Gerasimos

Omala Plain | Frangata, Greece
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Omala Plain | Frangata, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Close to Argostoli, church of the local saint Agios Gerasimos can be found. It is considered a miracle that his body is still there preserved through the years and not decomposed. With a bit of luck, the monks will open his crypt so you can...More

Thank Nela Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to be visiting Kefalonia on 16 August which is one of two days that Kefalonians celebrate their patron saint Gerasimos (the other is during October). The festivities start when his body is carried in a silver and glass sarcophagus from the older,...More

2  Thank Alwyn F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across the monastery by accident on our way to Sami. Although the monastery is plain on the outside the inside is spectacular and literally takes your breath away. The walls and ceilings are all beatifully paited in gold wit religious frescos eveywhere. If...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the monastry whilst travelling over the mountain from Lourdata to Sami. St Gerasimos is the patron saint of the island. The Main building is beautifully painted with numerous scenes, very colourful and extremely tranquil. We then went through the gardens to the smaller...More

Thank gaz4224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very big church/monastery and very beautiful. There is a coffin with a relict there and we were there when it was opened for the visitors. We were not allowed to take pictures. But elsewhere in the church we could. Of course there...More

Thank Natasa K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing buildin and inside the art work is phenomalon. You nust also visit the Robopla Co Op Winery next door. Great free tour with free samples afterwards!

Thank Bobslegal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very beautiful place to see. We took a small tour with one other couple and did not know that we were going her. Therefor the women in our group were wearing sun dresses. This did not end up being a problem. They...More

Thank Erik V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into churches this is one to see. Considered one of the most holy sites. The saint who is buried here has a story you should look up. A church was built on top of the cave he lived in. It is customary...More

Thank rgertner99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I know this is one of the top touristy things to do in Kefalonia but it really is worth it. It is stunning both outside and, more so, inside. Absolutely has the WOW factor. TIP - go early before the coach trips arrive - we...More

1  Thank House-ElfPreston
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Very nice, ornate Monastry/Church. There were a couple of guys painting the wonderful pictures on the ceilings. Ladies need to cover shoulders and knees as it is a Holy place.

Thank Annie P
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