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Monastery of Agios Gerasimos

Omala Plain | Frangata, Greece
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Omala Plain | Frangata, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been here several times but never been inside. It is beautiful, colourful frescos which tell stories from the bible. It was a shame that some tourists came in uncovered shoulders, as a mark of respect I feel that this should be the case....More

Thank Hennyhorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building and well worth visiting. Set in lovely, quiet country side. Easy parking. Also visit the nearby convent and the chapel - body of St Gerasmus is there as well as his living space. Also close to Robola wine cooperative

1  Thank Greecophile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must to visit if you are passing. Should be a lovely quiet place but there were 2 coach loads of children when we were there playing all around the grounds but once inside monastery grounds lovely and tranquil.

Thank uktravellerHampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcomed by priest who spoke English. A totally spiritual experience. I could also go into the church.

Thank W7NDH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a peaceful place but please dress appropriately out of respect. We did not see many resident around when arrive at about 11am.

Thank Yik Tze F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited the Monastery during a huge ceremony. It took a while to get in, but it was worth it. The paintings on the walls and the ceiling was beautiful. Very colorful and detailed.

Thank Frederik A
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Agios Gerasimos is the patron saint of the island. It's a long drive from Argostoli or Lixouri, so you have to make sure that it's open, otherwise it's a total waste of a day. Also, try and find out when the Saint's coffin is on...More

1  Thank Alexandra M
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...More

2  Thank Ewa C
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

Thank rckc005
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...More

2  Thank FabioDiglio
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