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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 days ago

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

Thank Ugurd
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 _cuttersteve54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A truly beautiful Monastery, with very nice frescoes. It is definitely something which you should see while in Kefalonia.

Thank Vrabac21
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The place is amazing. The architecture is beautiful and we were lucky enough to be there while an orthodox service was going on in the chapel. That was an experience... make sure to dress appropriately, i.e. shoulders and knees covered, but loose clothing is available...More

1  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 1 September 2017

...has to be THE day to go and visit the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos! It's St Gerasimos's Saint's Day, and therefore important to Greek Orthodox worshippers from all over the island and beyond. Apparently the evening of the 14th sees hordes of people descend upon...More

1  Thank JCC2011
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