Kefalonia Monastery of Kipoureon

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Location: Kaminarata

The Monastery of Kipoureon in Kefalonia is located on the peninsula of Paliki, 15 km from Lixouri. Its location is amazing, as it has been constructed on top of a rock, 90 meters above the sea. The view to the Ionian Sea and the wild coastline is magnificent, which makes it a sight worth visiting if you are in the area.

The Monastery of Kipoureon was founded in the 17th century by the Archbishop of Paxi Chrysanthos Petropoulos. Its name literally means monastery of the gardens due to the several gardens the monks once cultivated to make their living. Today only one monk lives in the Monastery of Kipoureon, which welcomes visitors every day. Dedicated to the Holy Cross and the Annunciation of the Virgin, the monastery celebrates March 25th and September 14th. Inside there is a wonderful collection of ecclesiastical relics and post-Byzantine icons.

The natural surrounding of the monastery is lush green and comprises pine and fir trees. From the yard, visitors can enjoy a wonderful sunset of the Ionian Sea.

How to get there

The Monastery of Kipoureon is located in Kaminarata 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 694 511 8866, 0030 694 530 6145, 0030 699 561 9605, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: There's the option of renting a car in Kefalonia and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Monastery of Kipoureon and many other places of interest in Kefalonia at their own pace.



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