Anafonitria Monastery

Anafonitria Monastery, Zakynthos: Address, Anafonitria Monastery Reviews: 4.5/5

Anafonitria Monastery
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David D
Devon, UK12,278 contributions
Church was close but still a special place to visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Tuesday 20th July and we were driving from Volimes to Porto Vromi and we stopped on the way to visit this old Monestary.

According to the board outside the Monestary it supposedly dates from 1429, mid 15th century. The Monastery of Panagia Anafonitria is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

We entered into the courtyard of the Monestary through the arched entrance. The most dominating feature was the old square tower, which still had 2 remaining bells in two of the four spaces at it’s top. It was built for defence purposes.

Sadly when we visited the Monestary's small Church was closed. Were not sure if this was due to a timing issue or COVID restrictions, like so many other places.

We did walk around the courtyard and soaked up the atmosphere of this ancient place.

A bit disappointing that the Monestary was closed but still very interesting.

  
Written July 23, 2021
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Vlaďka R
12 contributions
Rest in the shade
Aug 2020
A quiet place where you can stop for a while and enjoy the shade. We didn´t meet any visitors here, the church was unfortunately closed.
Written August 19, 2020
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saradE9725QZ
Falkirk, UK4 contributions
Part of trip
May 2019
Beautiful place i have been here several times, and still enjoying the vist each time. Part of the Back to the roots trip i did while in Zante.
Written February 12, 2020
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Gina K
67 contributions
Connecting with our spiritual side and history!
Oct 2019
Anafonitria Monastery is a must whoever visits Zakynthos!It is not only connected with St.Dionysios who forgave the murderer of his brother at the Monastery but it's also a historical building-possibly the oldest on the island after the earthquakes of 1953 when 90% of the buildings were destroyed.It's recently been estimated that it goes back to the 10the century!Ideal for exploring,taking photos and visiting this unique little church which has become a high tourist destination!Soon they will also be opening up a museum in the grounds so possinly by next year it will have even more to offer!For those who also want to take a break there are a couple of coffee shops and a taverna there too!Great for a day out!
Written October 8, 2019
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AMBLBHBW
65 contributions
Interesting monastery
Aug 2019
Interesting monastery with back story involving ruby red slippers on display by saint. Donkeys outside by stall held more interest for our 11 year old. Nice place to stop off at and have a look around
Written September 4, 2019
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Whitworths
11 contributions
Interesting stop off on way to shipwreck
Aug 2019
A bit of history and culture and worth a visit on your way to the shipwreck. Snack bar, taverna and gift shop. And donkeys!
Written August 20, 2019
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ukeveryday
Wrexham, UK129 contributions
Authentic Greek place
Aug 2019
Anafonitria is only 10 minutes from the Shipwreck. The oldest monastery on the island has been preserved just right over there.
Written August 11, 2019
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trinity956
Burntwood, UK211 contributions
tai trip stop off
Oct 2018 • Family
We visited with a tour while on holiday. It was an interesting stop and great for stretching your legs while on the secrets of Zante tour

The courtyard was pretty and have some great pictures taken from here
Written October 7, 2018
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AnnikaToomer
London, UK31 contributions
Pretty area
Jun 2018 • Couples
Pretty little church and grounds. We could walk around the outside of the building but the church was closed (not sure why). As with all churches in Greece you'll need to make sure you're wearing appropriate clothing before going in. Worth stopping off at if you're up that way.
Written June 28, 2018
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Sarah
Cork, Ireland57 contributions
Pretty Authentic Greek Monastery
Jun 2018
This pretty little monastery is well worth a visit if you are in the area. It's only minutes from the Navagio beach viewpoint in the mountains of pretty little Zakynthos.
The monastery itself is pretty, authentic, traditional Greek, both inside and out and is peaceful and laidback. The setting itself is in the stunning scenery and is a lovely place to take a moment :-)
Written June 8, 2018
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