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Monastery of Virgin Mary at Kipouria

The Monastery of Kipouria, to the west of Paliki, is set on a dramatic cliff above the sea. The sunset from this point is breathtaking.

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Monastery of Virgin Mary at Atros

The Monastery of Panagia Atrou is the island’s oldest monastery, dating back to the 8th century AD. This religious landmark is certainly worth visiting.

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Monastery of Aghios Gerasimos

Situated in the Omala area, amidst the picturesque vineyards of the Robola wine co-op, the 16th century monastery is dedicated to the island’s patron saint. In August and October the monastery becomes a place of worship for thousands of believers. Also worth visiting are the small chapel and adjacent cave in the Lassi area, where Saint Gerasimos lived as a hermit. Both are open to the public.

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Monastery of Aghios Andreas

The Monastery of Aghios Andreas is close to Peratata village. It is best known for its impressive wood-carved iconostases, the Religious Museum and the unparalleled view of the Fortress of Aghios Georgios.

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Church of the Virgin Mary Lagouvarda

The services held on the first fortnight of August at the Church of the Virgin Mary Lagouvarda, during which time small, harmless snakes appear in the church, are exceptional.

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Church of Aghios Spyridonas

The church of Agios Spyridonas is on the main pedestrian street of Argostoli. It is best known for its intricate wood-carved and gold-plated iconostasis.