Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni

Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni

Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni
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Cringer
13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Kids enjoyed the stray cats. Zoo is a waste of time with animals you can see anywhere. If you like churchy stuff you will probably like the church. Free Turkish delight was the highlight.
Written 17 August 2023
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flexible
Cornwall, UK380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Free entry but donation boxes spread around. Very peaceful and nice to quietly enjoy the views. Ladies must use one of the robes provided upon entry. It is a lovely place but not sure why they have the animals there, especially the deers outside in the blazing sun, we didn't like seeing that and not much room for them to move around.
Written 23 July 2023
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john p
Greater London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Highly recommend visiting this monastery , it is not like Meteora or Athos , however it has its unique church signature..
Written 20 May 2019
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Zlatan75Mitic
Pozarevac, Serbia1,316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
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 4 November 2015
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Wharf15
Malmesbury, UK52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • 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 24 June 2019
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unPelerin
Enniskillen, UK105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
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 17 August 2019
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Florin B.
Barlad, Romania192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • 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 22 January 2019
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Richard D
Aldershot, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
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 5 July 2018
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debbief0x
Southend-on-Sea, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • 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 29 July 2017
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PaulGuyTourret
Maidstone, UK28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • 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 12 July 2017
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