Agioi Fanendes Monastery

About the Experience

T he Monastery of Saints Fanentes is a place of great historical significance in Kefalonia and a must-visit destination. The monastery(probably built before 1264) is located within the fortification walls of Classical Same, dating back to the Venetian period of 1633. The ruins of the monastery church and Saint Nicholas church, with frescoes on its apse dating back to the 17th century, offer a glimpse into the religious and cultural heritage of the area. After the earthquake of 1953, a modern church was built to replace the collapsed structures. The legend surrounding the monastery is fascinating, as it is said that the saints' relics were discovered in a cave in the area but were lost in a shipwreck in the sea area of Fiscardo. The views of Sami Bay from the ruins are breathtaking, and a nearby fountain provides fresh water for refreshment. On the hill opposite Agioi Fanentes, called Skalia, there are also remarkable remains of ancient fortifications, which can be easily accessed from the main road. Take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in Kefalonia's rich history and beauty at the Monastery of Saints Fanentes.

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