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Admire the dedication and the history

This is the third time we have visited but the first since the Jan 2014 earthquake and the first... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Interesting recent history...

There is only one monk living there who is the caretaker for this monastery. He told us that the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
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4 Oct 2018
7 Jul 2018
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Mone Kepouraion (also called kepouria Monastery is an incredibly scenic monastery literally hanging from a cliff in the western shore of the Palliki peninsula. It overlooks the Ionian sea and houses important religious artifacts, icons and a wood...more
Lixouri to Chavdata Country Road, Lixouri 282 00, Greece
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Now closed, this monastery sits on Cape Kavos, the most westerly point on Kefalonia, and we were sad to learn of the death of the one remaining monk, whom we'd met on an earlier visit. We recalled when then arriving at the monastery, or hermitage,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We took a long drive to get here only to discover that the last remaining Monk had died the previous winter and it was closed. The coastline is rugged and beautiful though the entire surrounding area is agricultural and there really is nothing else to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John E
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Since the 2014 earthquake. Date of re-opening unknown. Lovely panorama, though. Road to and from Lixouri not for the faint-hearted.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

At the western edge of the island cropped on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Ionian. Breathtakingly beautiful coast line with an extraordinary sunset a must !

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank dimitrioss210
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The term 'road' in Kefalonia should be taken with a pinch of salt: they vary from well-made dual carriageways around Argostoli to dirt and stone tracks that are half falling off the side of a mountain and you drive along with the living fear that...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank nOtCelotpie
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Drove cross country from Lixouri down some challenging roads/ tracks but the Monastery is not open to the public.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Martin G
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We've mainly hiked around the area of the monastery and it's a great walk with a lovely view over the west rocky coast of Kefalonia as a big bonus. Well worth the effort! Do not do this on your flip flops as the trail is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is the third time we have visited but the first since the Jan 2014 earthquake and the first since the well known sole monk passed away. There is a new monk living there now and he is keeping the gardens very neat, tidy and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank travelbob31
Reviewed 15 August 2015

There is only one monk living there who is the caretaker for this monastery. He told us that the last monk to live there was there for 75 years!!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Pebbles61Chi
Reviewed 17 August 2014

we drove to the monastery from XI, at first we got lost! so drove round quite a lot, we eventually got there at 1.15 and it closes at 1pm till 4pm the monk still let us have a quick look round but did,nt explain anything...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank mianju
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