Church/Monastery in Lefkada


This cell is located inside a small cave on Skaron Hill. It’s one of the earliest Christian sites, and is surrounded by wild bees believed by the locals to hold religious significance so be careful.
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Founded in the 16thC under the Venetians, this is one of the island’s most affluent monasteries. Admire the monastic cells, olive press and stone masonry. It’s situated in the middle of a cypress tree grove.
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Dating back to the first Christians on the island, this is Lefkada’s main monastery and church. Refurbished by the Venetians, its architecture is worth admiring. Go to the Religious History Museum on the grounds and walk through the monastery’s small garden featuring beautiful deer.
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This modest church built from red clay and capped by a wooden roof belies its religious significance. Admire the beautiful altar inside, as well as the monastic cells.
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Built in 1699, this church is an excellent example of Lefkadan religious architecture. Here you’ll also find the grave of Aristotelis Valaoritis, one of Greece’s most famous poets and a native Lefkadan.
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Walk through the surrounding olive groves then visit this stunning monastery. You’ll find beautiful murals and icons inside, but the grounds must be walked to see remains of an Ancient Greek temple with some scattered fragments of columns.
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Another famous Lefkadan church, its wood-carved altar will stun you.
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Built in 1687, this church is one of the oldest in town.
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