The Ecclesiastic Museum of the Faneromeni Monastery (convent) in Lefkada is ideally located on the outskirts of the village of Frini, which is 4 km from the island's picturesque town. 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 island's amalgamation with mainland Greece in the year 1864.
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The museum was established in 2006. It is housed in an elegant two-story edifice ideally located on the grounds of the Monastery of Faneromeni and has rooms exclusively meant for the display of a plethora of objects of ecclesiastical art.
Most of the exhibits comprise rare paintings of renowned Eptanese and Lefkadite artists of the post-Byzantine period. Objects 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 from the pro-revolution and the revolution years. Noteworthy are the exquisite silver works consisting primarily of crosses, candelabra, grails, trays, icon frames, and gospel covers.
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 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 the Ecclesiastical Museum and many other places of interest in Lefkada at their own pace.