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Reviewed yesterday

Although I am not from any religious persuasion one could not help but be in awe of such spectacular decor inside the monastery. The story of St Gerasimos is very interesting too. Ensure you go appropriately dressed to show respect. However if caught out in...More

Thank LianneBradford
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The churches themselves are beautiful. The toilets are awful; floors are wet, blood on the toilet seat, no toilet paper, toilets not flushed or cleaned. We found many of the locals to be rude towards visitors.

Thank Emma8351
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very moving experience, in both the monastery and the larger church. We visited twice in the fortnight we were in Kefalonia and both were open on both days, we did arrive just before the 11am service.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst on holiday on Zante, I took a coach tour of Kefalonia. Both the old and new churches at the monastry were spectacular. The old church, containing St Gerasimos's impressive silver tomb, was one of the few buildings on Kefalonia to survive the 1953 earthquake....More

Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the monastery complex which is beautifully looked after and very peaceful. The small church was actually holding a service when we arrived and involved the beautiful sarcophagus of the Saint being opened to members of the congregation in order for them to pray....More

Thank Mysteryfoodtaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday and worried that we wouldn’t be allowed to see the monastery or chapel but saw both. We took along cardigans and things to cover ours legs, shoulder etc as we are aware that it’s important to cover up. They do...More

Thank citcat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The holy monastery of St. Gerasimos, the Patron Saint of Kefalonia, is magnificent! The new big church is just amazing! It was a great blessing that I venerated the incorruptible holy body of St. Gerasimos, while a priest was serving a devotion! A nun opened...More

Thank KoukByzRus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife wanted to visit this monastery, so we set off from our apartment in Poros in search of it. Unfortunately, it's not well signposted from that corner of the island and we had to enlist the help of a local running a petrol station...More

1  Thank Lee D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Worthwhile visiting the main Monestery and taking time to appreciate the wall murals. See it for what it is. The upstairs still isn’t finished but the entire depiction on the walls is very beautiful and peaceful. Check times of opening. We were lucky as we...More

Thank John E
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

The new monastery was very colourful but rather gaudy- not really my cup of tea. Loads of gold leaf and colours but the art was rather simplistic . We were very disappointed that there was no historical information available- not even to buy. We could...More

Thank Andrew M
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Response from holidaymanWashington | Reviewed this property |
The distance is about 15 kilometers and should take about 30 minutes.