Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni

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Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni

Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni
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john p
Greater London, UK6 contributions
Couples
Highly recommend visiting this monastery , it is not like Meteora or Athos , however it has its unique church signature..
Written May 20, 2019
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Zlatan75Mitic
Pozarevac, Serbia1,319 contributions
At only 3 km from Lefkada on a grassy hill is the Holy Monastery of the Virgin Faneromeni for centuries represents the religious center of the island as the oldest and biggest monastery. The monastery is dedicated to the Dormition (Assumption), which is also the patron of the island and is celebrated on the island. According to tradition, in this place there was once a temple of goddess Artemis. When the Apostle Paul went through Nikopoli neighboring Prevezα sent to the island of his three students, Akilas, Sosion and Herodion. Last (Herodion) are kneeling praying with faith in God and the figure of the goddess Artemis, fell and broke into pieces. At this spot, Christians built a small temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary. After that, the Apostle Paul ordained Sosion for first bishop of Lefkada.
Written November 4, 2015
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unPelerin
Enniskillen, UK107 contributions
A beautiful place. An active monastery with Greek Orthodox monks on site. Attractive church open to visits. The various buildings are well maintained.
We saw the animals being fed in the zoo. And we played with several little frisky kittens.
A majestic view from its great height over the land and sea beyond.
Well worth a visit.
Un pèlerin
Written August 17, 2019
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Wharf15
Chepstow, UK46 contributions
Family
Nice view, but no better than stopping on the roadside. Cannot endorse this place due to the terrible conditions the animals are kept in. One dead parrot and a bunch of dehydrated deer do not make a zoo. Bus-loads of tourists are hardly compatible with the traditional serenity of a monastery... one might even go so far as to accuse them of chasing the euro over enlightenment of the soul.
Written June 24, 2019
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Florin B.
Barlad, Romania194 contributions
Family
Faneromeny Monastery is the most important religious center on Lefkada island, dedicated to the Mother of God, is 4 km from Lefkada Town. Being the protector of the island, the Mother of God is celebrated on the Holy Trinity Monday (the first Monday after Pentecost), a day when a lot of believers come to attend the service. The entrance is free, as well as in the ecclesiastical museum, but photography is forbidden in the museum. According to tradition, this was a place of worship for the goddess Artemis, but in the year 63, when the Apostle Paul passed through the area, he sent to the island three of his disciples who prayed and the statue of the goddess broke and the locals built here a little church. The name comes from the wooden icon, which the Mother of God has outlined it herself. The monastery is built on a hill at an altitude of 135 m in the south-western village of Fryni. At the entrance there is a very large parking space, free of charge. Attractive for children is the small zoo.
Written January 22, 2019
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Richard D
Aldershot, UK42 contributions
You'll find the Monastery a few miles out of the capital Lefkada and sitting up a hill with views over the city and coast line. Closed between 2pm and 4pm. Ladies must be dressed appropriately, but robes are supplied, a small chapel, courtyards and gift shop. Shame we didn't see any monks, but respect their privacy. The zoo has a few varieties of birds and squirrels. Lovely views
Written July 5, 2018
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debbief0x
Southend-on-Sea, UK34 contributions
Friends
The monastery and grounds are beautiful with fantastic views. No admission costs and welcoming to visitors. Only downside is the 'dinner lady' cotton robes for the ladies to cover shoulders and knees lol!
Written July 29, 2017
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PaulGuyTourret
Maidstone, UK32 contributions
Couples
An important religious center and historic site for the island; consisting of a Greek Orthodox Church, monastery garden, museum (with rare Byzantine icons/old holy manuscripts) and a small zoo! The Monastery is located above Lefkada town, easy to find and access/park en-route to Agios Nikita and offers stunning views over the northern side of the bay and the town . The zoo is great fun for both adults and kids alike. There is no entrance fee although you can make donations.
Written July 12, 2017
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Michael A
Skagen, Denmark106 contributions
Family
The high location of the monastery offers a great view to the Northern part of Lefkada. The church is a typical Greek Orthodox Church with some interesting but rather new icons. The church has been rebuilt several times after fires. The monastery is the only one still active on Lefkada.
Written June 21, 2017
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Toni S
Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria21 contributions
Friends
Place to visit with a nice zoo, amazing frescoes, miracle icon, and a nice view down to the town and the bay.
Written September 15, 2015
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