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Reviewed 15 November 2018

We were on our travels around Kefalonia and called in here to view the monastery and nearby winery. Lovely monastery and shrine to view. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Johnlobster
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We went here as last time we visited it was closed. Opening 10 til 1. Was well worth seeing the amazing paintings chandeliers and you get a humble feeling just sitting and taking it all in. The small chapel we was lucky to witness a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Arrived by chance to see the saints cabinet and lots of local people queuing to kiss him and asking for his blessing ,very moving .Called next door to the stunning monastery (retouched and painted since our last visit) The site is a bit remote but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Margaret N
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Gerasimos (1506–1579) was ordained a Monk at Mount Athos, went to Jerusalem for 12 years, spent some time in Crete and Zakynthos and arrived on Kefalonia in 1555. He spent the first 5 years in a cave in the Lassi area, also now a shrine...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Veedubber
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The Monastery is set next to a beautiful Church but this is only open twice a year. The Monastery is open in the morning and late afternoon but it is best to ring prior to visiting. It is obviously a very important place for Kefalonian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Jacqui b
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Unfortunately we could only walk around the grounds as the time of our arrival did not coincide with the opening times. However we were able to walk around and take photographs. We will get the timing right next time.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We went out of our way to visit the Monastery but were left totally disappointed when the gates remained closed in spite of the opening hours posted stating it was open. Picture taken through the railings. Yes, it’s September but please remember those end of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank foodiescrumptious51
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We thought the monastery was closed and almost went away but the monastery is separate from the main, large church (pictured). It's accessed through a gate on the left at the rear of the church grounds or directly from a smaller road. The monastery is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alison18
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

First of all - you should know, that there are opening hours! We need to wait 2h! And it was not worth it .. There is no nice restaurant or other place nearby. The bigger building is open 2x per year ! This smaller was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kleinzwerg
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Although I am not from any religious persuasion one could not help but be in awe of such spectacular decor inside the monastery. The story of St Gerasimos is very interesting too. Ensure you go appropriately dressed to show respect. However if caught out in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from holidaymanWashington | Reviewed this property |
The distance is about 15 kilometers and should take about 30 minutes.