Lefkada Ecclesiastical Museum

Location: Frini

The Ecclesiastic Museum of Faneromeni Monastery in Lefkada: The Ecclesiastic Museum of the Faneromeni Convent is ideally located on the outskirts of the village of Fryni, which is at 4 Km from the picturesque town of Lefkada. The majestic museum of Ecclesiastic Art showcases objects of art collected from the many temples and convents of Lefkada island spanning a period from the second Turkish occupation (1479-1684) to the time of the islands amalgamation with mainland Greece in the year 1864.

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The museum is housed in an elegant two-storey edifice ideally located on the grounds of the Holy Convent and has designer rooms exclusively meant for the display of a plethora of objects of ecclesiastical art.

The majority of the exhibits consists of rare paintings of renowned Eptanese and Lefkadite artists of the post-Byzantine period. Objects of the museum include icons and pieces of chancel screens like magisterial icons, epistle, and exquisite door panels. Of special significance is the plethora of ecclesiastical manuscripts and antique prints that once belonged to the library of the convent.

The museum is replete with outstanding publications by Greek and foreign painters who belonged to the pro-revolution and the revolution years. Mention must be made of the exquisite silver works consisting primarily of crosses, candelabra, grails, trays, icon frames as well as gospel covers. The museum also takes pride in its numerous canonicals and clothes dating back to the 18th century.

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How to get there

The Ecclesiastic Museum of Lefkada 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 car rental allows visitors to discover the Ecclesiastic Museum and many other places of interest in Lefkada at their own pace.

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