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Monastery of Agios Gerasimos

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Address: Omala Plain | Frangata, Greece
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It is not easy to find the way since the road sign is visible from only one side, but Greeks are very nice and show you the way. The road to the Monastery is very wide and looks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is not easy to find the way since the road sign is visible from only one side, but Greeks are very nice and show you the way. The road to the Monastery is very wide and looks like a parkway with trees. We had luck since there was a wedding and we had opportunity to see the beauty of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Absolute nightmare. Rushed through winery with another tour bus and the wine sampling was a brawl. Would never recommend

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Monastery of Agios Gerasimos is perhaps the most important religious place in Kefalonia. Here the bones of the island's patron saint (who was thought to have the power to heal people) are kept in a silver urn. A beautiful little church, survived to the earthquake in 1953, was built over his grave and today tourists can also visit, through... More 

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Agios Gerasimos is the patron Saint of Kefalonia. Please be mindful as appropriate/ respectful clothing is required. During our visit we felt a spiritual connection. The Monastery had a lot to offer from the history, spiritual values to the architecture. If you are able I highly recommend taking the time to go down to the underground (pls. note it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Not a place to visit wearing beach clothes. The focus is on respect for the remains of St Gerasimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia. On various days the mummified saint is on view, and people queue to kiss his feet. The Monastry is beautifully decorated, with abundant gold and silver icons and paintings. It also houses the cave in which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

this church is very exciting to see because the body of Geronimos is in the church in a beautifull silver chest. The architecture is fantastic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful environment, big cathedral was closed and we only visited the old church. They say that if your faith is strong you will be able to get underground and visit Agios Gerasimos cell in the cave. Please bare in mind that the entrance is extremely narrow and deep underground. Very small but beautifully decorated old church. The visiting time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited the monastery as part of our bus tour of Kefalonia. The architecture in the original part of the monastery is fantastic and the furnishings are beautiful, the tomb of St Gerasimos is amazing. There is a cave beneath the monastery that you can access via a step ladder which is where Gerasimos lived for many years. The priests... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Original and more modern Monasteries are next to each other Wonderful architecture and beautiful interiors If planning to enter the Monasteries ensure appropriate dress. Long trousers for men, conservative skirts/shorts and covered shoulders for ladies Take a further 15 mins to visit the wine co-operative next door - and buy some wine - very inexpensive

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Beautiful, clean and neat...very well advertised so lot of visitors even from the USA.Can not reach easily the sacred area below the church - had to queue to enter and visit the area under.

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