Kefalonia Monastery of Kipoureon

Location: Kaminarata

The Monastery of Kipoureon in Kefalonia: The Monastery of Kipoureon is located in the peninsula of Paliki, 15 km from Lixouri. The location of this monastery 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.

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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 many gardens that the monks once cultivated to make their living. Today only one monk lives in the Monastery of Kipoureon, who welcomes visitors every day. Dedicated to the Holy Cross and the Annunciation of the Virgin, the monastery celebrates on 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 of pine trees and fir trees. From the yard, visitors can enjoy a wonderful sunset to the Ionian Sea.

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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 5306 145, 0030 694 5118 866, 0030 697 7193 569 or book your taxi online.

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