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Monastery of Agios Gerasimos

Omala Plain | Frangata, Greece
+30 2671 086385
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Omala Plain | Frangata, Greece
+30 2671 086385
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Worth the trip for the drive to this fertile valley and the monastery is very large and impressive. We waited until 3.30pm when we understood the church would be open but it remained closed. Disappointing as I am sure the church would have been very...More

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A visit to this beautiful Monastery is an absolute must. The interior is stunning . Very moving. The Saint Agios Gerasimos is in the ornate silver encrusted sarcophagus in there and is brought out on occasions amongst the people who can see him and touch...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The whole site of the monastery is impressive from it's architecture to the decoration inside, all of which pays homage to St. Gerasimos and story worth listening to. On our visit we were lucky enough to see the casket open and the mummified body visible,...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The modern large church has first class orthodox paintings on all walls. The monastery (for nuns) is small and has a number of old paintings and icons. We were lucky to see the saint's grave opened for the faithful to be able to kiss his...More

1  Thank Ugurd
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The story of St Gerasimos is classic and time honoured. The monastery, shrine and cathedral do him full justice. We were fortunate enough to be there at a time where his mummified body was displayed to the faithful whilst the priest intoned prayers. And you...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visited previously on another holiday to Kefalonia, it is worth the stop, drive over the mountains, scenery amazing, the Rebola winery 500m away, inside the monastery (free) fresco's beautiful, you are allowed up into the gantry for a better view, we were not allowed last...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The Monastery is set in beautiful grounds with colourful gardens. To enter the Chapel, ladies must have their shoulders and legs covered. Clothing is available on a rail, to facilitate this. Why men don't have to do the same, is a mystery. It is worth...More

1  Thank holidaymanWashington
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The monastery of Agios (Saint) Gerasimos is definitely a place worth visiting. There are two churches on the property - the new church built within the past 20 years where service is held on Sundays and the original smaller church where St. Gerasimos’ mummified remains...More

Thank JamesKon
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I should have done a little more research before we went to the Monastery, but even not having done it I was able to enjoy the building, the grounds, and the extensive decoration inside. We visited as a part of a 4-hour private island tour...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Large white modern monastery but with amazing colourful paintings and chandeliers inside. Free to go in and look around. Worth a look as the drive there goes through wonderful mountain scenery

Thank Chris M
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