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Kipoureon Monastery

Lixouri to Chavdata Country Road, Lixouri 282 00, Greece
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At the western edge of the island cropped on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Ionian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dimitrios s
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A treacherous drive to a very closed gate

The term 'road' in Kefalonia should be taken with a pinch of salt: they vary from well-made dual... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Ocelotpie
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Mone Kepouraion (also called kepouria Monastery is an incredibly scenic monastery literally hanging from a cliff in the western shore of the Palliki peninsula. It overlooks the Ionian sea and houses important religious artifacts, icons and a wood carved temple.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
1 week ago
“Sunset”
7 Aug 2016
“A treacherous drive to a very closed gate”
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Lixouri to Chavdata Country Road, Lixouri 282 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the western edge of the island cropped on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Ionian. Breathtakingly beautiful coast line with an extraordinary sunset a must !

Thank dimitrios s
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The term 'road' in Kefalonia should be taken with a pinch of salt: they vary from well-made dual carriageways around Argostoli to dirt and stone tracks that are half falling off the side of a mountain and you drive along with the living fear that...More

1  Thank Ocelotpie
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Drove cross country from Lixouri down some challenging roads/ tracks but the Monastery is not open to the public.

2  Thank Martin G
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We've mainly hiked around the area of the monastery and it's a great walk with a lovely view over the west rocky coast of Kefalonia as a big bonus. Well worth the effort! Do not do this on your flip flops as the trail is...More

Thank Sjaak68
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is the third time we have visited but the first since the Jan 2014 earthquake and the first since the well known sole monk passed away. There is a new monk living there now and he is keeping the gardens very neat, tidy and...More

Thank travelbob31
Reviewed 15 August 2015

There is only one monk living there who is the caretaker for this monastery. He told us that the last monk to live there was there for 75 years!!

Thank Pebbles61Chi
Reviewed 17 August 2014

we drove to the monastery from XI, at first we got lost! so drove round quite a lot, we eventually got there at 1.15 and it closes at 1pm till 4pm the monk still let us have a quick look round but did,nt explain anything...More

1  Thank mianju
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Popped in on our way up west coast from Lixouri, our ultimate destination being Petani, Myrtos and then Fixardo The coast road and views are spectacular The monastery has perched on the cliff edge since 1750 and is home to only 2 Greek orthodox monks...More

1  Thank MJH1
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Was told that you can sit on top of the cliffs there and watch the sunset but (and I know it's not their fault) the whole seating area was roped off due to subsidence caused by the big earthquake last January (2014). Apart from that...More

Thank Fran B
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We visited this monastery and i was so upset that it was closed. No notice to say why or nothing. Brilliant views though but i was greatly disapointed.

Thank Pennya65
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