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Monastery of Agios Andreas

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a rich site of architectural, artistic and ecclesiastical interest. Composed of several buildings: the monastery, the nunnery, the ancient church of Agios Andreas and its bell tower, the more recent church and the ecclesiastical museum, it also offers the visitor good views of...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on the way to another part of the island. This is a very pretty monastery which you can walk round and the gardens. We had a car but I did notice a lot of coaches so the place is obviously on the tour route....More

Thank RRM058
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We don't usually pay visits to museums while on holiday in Kefalonia as there are so many places of natural beauty. However this year we decided to visit places we had not seen before.Glad we did. This is an easy place to find.The setting is...More

2  Thank Greecophile
Reviewed 12 October 2017

An interesting museum and 14th century church. They are staffed by one or more of the 6 nuns who live in the nunnery attached. Sister Maria was very helpful, showed us many things and explained some of the history. The church holds the right foot...More

1  Thank Gary K
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I feel really glad to visit St.Andrew Monastery. If you happen to visit the St.George Castle in Peratata, the monastery is very close (on the opposite site of the road). The monastery is dated many centuries ago. We were really blessed to be in that...More

Thank Fivi A
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The church is in a quiet place in the trees. We found just one nun and a woman in the museum. The old church is very beautiful but the things you see in the museum you cannot see them anywhere else in the whole world.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

This small museum contains some beautiful religious art from Kefalonia, much of it from churches destroyed in the 1953 earthquake. The icons, carved wood, and other items, dating from the C15, are well and thoughtfully presented.

1  Thank ThePhilosopher27
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The site has a few buildings that can be visited. One has some icons and wood carvings that have been saved after the 1953 earthquake and these are probably the most interesting items on display. In a small church there are a variety of relics...More

1  Thank 574RichardD
Reviewed 13 October 2015

... A very quiet pretty place to visit ... St Andrews full of history and the Museum for a sample of more culture ... You may see some of the nuns who now live there ... Beautiful views !

1  Thank MadMonkeySue
Reviewed 22 September 2014

This Greek orthodox monastery, actually a nunnery to be precise, was one of the stops on our Holland America excursion from the port of Argostoli. The site dates back to the Byzantine era, but the earthquake of 1953 that devastated the island of Cephalonia also...More

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