The church of Agios Ioannis Antzoussis in Lefkada: The small chapel of Agios Ioannis (Saint John) Antzoussis is built literally into a rock, above Agios Ioannis beach. This small whitewashed chapel is the oldest church of Lefkada and dates back to the 16th century. It was built by Franks on the site of an ancient church and stands out for its stone roof and old bell tower.
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This is considered an important and holy church for the island of Lefkada as it is said that Apostles Paul and Aquila have preached in its yard.
Inside this small church, there are rare Byzantine icons that depict Orthodox saints and scenes from the Bible. Although no Holy Masses are celebrated there, except on a few occasions, the church of Agios Ioannis Antzoussis is frequently open for visitors. As in every orthodox church, the atmosphere is serene and requires solemnity.
Agios Ioannis Antzoussis Church celebrates on two days - July 14th (commemoration of Saint Aquila) and August 29th (commemoration of Saint John's beheading).
How to get there
The Church of Agios Ioannis Antzoussis is located in Agios Ioannis.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Lefkada transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from Aktion Airport (in Preveza) or your hotel. There's also the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 707 8138, 0030 26450 26555, or 0030 699 477 6364. Alternatively, you can book your taxi online.
Car rental: There's the option of renting a car in Lefkada and picking it up directly from Aktion Aiport (in Preveza) or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Agios Ioannis Antzoussis and many other places of interest in Lefkada at their own pace.