The Cave of Agios Gerasimos in Kefalonia, Ionian: On a hill above the tourist resort of Lassi, just 3 km from Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, visitors can see the Cave of Agios Gerasimos. This is the cave where Agios Gerasimos, the saint protector of the island, lived for five years, leading a strict ascetic life.
Agios Gerasimos, originating from a noble family of northern Peloponnese, became a monk in Mount Athos and after visiting many places around Greece, he ended up in Kefalonia in 1555. He lived in this cave for 5 years, until 1560, when he went to the valley of Omala and rebuilt the Monastery of Panagia. This monastery was later called Monastery of Agios Gerasimos and it is today considered the protector of the island. In fact, on August 16th, on the name day of Agios Gerasimos, the most important religious festival takes place on the island.
The Cave of Agios Gerasimos is very narrow and has a small hole from where you can get a great view over Lassi and the Ionian Sea. Right next to the entrance of the cave, a small church has been built dedicated to the memory of the saint. Holy Masses are officiated in this church mostly on important religious celebrations.
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The Cave of Agios Gerasimos is located in Lassi village.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Kefalonia transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 5306 145, 0030 694 5118 866, 0030 697 7193 569 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Kefalonia with as little as 11 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Cave of Agios Gerasimos and many other places of interest in Kefalonia at their own pace.
By Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Argostoli. There are buses from Argostoli to Lassi during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.