Agios Ioannis Monastery

Location: Kefalos   

The Monastery of Agios Ioannis in Kos, Dodecanese: On the southern side of Kos island, at the end of the asphault road is the lovely Monastery of Agios Ioannis (Saint John). Only 7 km from Kefalos, this monastery is known for its traditional architecture painted in blue and white colours. It is built on a hill above Kefalos, this monastery is surrounded by lush greenery and offers amazing view to the sea. A large plane tree throws its shadow on the church and some wooden benches have been put around the church for visitors to relax and enjoy the scenery.

The church inside is small but gives a solemn atmosphere. Beautiful icons and amazing frescoes decorate the walls, while a golden chandelier hangs from the roof. A few metres aside the church, there is an old, half-ruined bell tower. The monastery celebrates on August 29th and lots of pilgrims flock there on its feast day to pay their respects to the saint.

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