Agios Ioannis Monastery in Kos

The Monastery of Agios Ioannis in Kos, Dodecanese: On the southern side of Kos island, at the end of the asphalt road there is the lovely Monastery of Agios Ioannis (Saint John). Only 7 km south of Kefalos, this monastery is known for its traditional architecture, as it is painted in blue and white colors. It is built on a hill above Kefalos, this monastery is surrounded by lush greenery and offers an amazing view of 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 meters 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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