Lefkada Monastery of Faneromeni

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Location: Frini

The Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni in Lefkada is the most important religious center on the island. Located on a hill above the Town, this monastery gives gorgeous view to the capital village, the northern side of the island and the opposite coasts of the mainland. It is situated in the region of Frini and it is the saint protector of the island.

According to the tradition, the monastery of Panagia Faneromeni was originally built in 1634 on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of hunting. On this site, the students of Apostle Paul had preached Christianity some centuries ago.

In the Venetian times, particularly in the 18th century, the monastery was renovated, but unfortunately, two fires burnt it down. In the late 19th century, the monastery was reconstructed again. Today, it hosts an interesting Ecclesiastical Museum with rare Byzantine icons, old manuscripts, and gospels.

How to get there

The Monastery of Faneromeni is located in Frini village.

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/Preveza airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 4348 010, 0030 26450 26555 9292 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Lefkada with as little as 14 euros per day and pick it up directly from the Aktion/Preveza airport or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Monastery of Faneromeni and many other places of interest in Lefkada at their own pace.

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1 Reviews
  • Alexandra Reineck 19 Jun 2023

    This monastery is dreamlike. This indescribable peace... One has the feeling of being in another world. I am thrilled every time and can recharge my batteries and ground myself again.

    There is a small animal park, which is totally beautiful..