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Culture of Kefallonia. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Numerous religious monuments, which simply strike visitors with their beauty and grace, remain the main sights of Kefalonia. The Monastery of St. Gerasimos remains the permanent symbol of the island. This is the place where the patron of the city lived. The monastery houses a lot of sacred artifacts, and every year pilgrims from all over the world come here to bow to the sacred items. Do not forget to visit St. Andrew Monastery, which has been converted into a church museum. The building of the monastery was constructed in 1587. Once the reconstruction was finished, a rich collection of church utensils and other religious artifacts was brought to the building.
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Kipouria Monastery is the place where visitors can not only walk in a historic area and see the building from the inside, but also admire the beautiful panoramic view. The holy place has a very unusual location – right on the top of a high cliff. If you climb here, you will see the whole island under your feet. Another important religious landmark is located in the town of Markopoulo. This is the Virgin Lagouvardos Church. Every year on August 6 a real miracle takes place here.
Numerous small snakes gather under the bell tower of the church. The heads of these snakes are marked with small black crosses. According to locals, these creatures are no one but holy spirits. The snakes are enclosed in small vessels, and during the day everyone is welcome to bow to them. When the day is over, these snakes are revealed. After this they disappear. An interesting fact – it is impossible to see these mysterious creatures on other days. Copyright
Vacation at the picturesque island is impossible without beaches. Kefallonia is extremely popular among fans of water sports and active leisure. Makrys Gialos is probably the calmest and the … Open
The town of Scala is the location of one of the most striking monuments of the region. In 1956 archaeologists discovered an ancient Roman villa with terms here. Moreover, the beautiful mosaic, which once decorated the floor of the mansion, has miraculously survived till our days. Archeologists were even able to distinguish the author of the mosaic - Krater. The town of Masarakata is the location of the Mycenaean tombs. This is a large underground complex of caves. Archeologists found many ritual objects here, as well as jewelry and other artifacts that have not been touched by time. Now these items are stored in the Argostoli Museum.
Tourists will find the Cyclopean Walls not far from the above-mentioned town. This is also a unique historical monument. According to scientists, the age of the stone walls, which consist of huge blocks, is approximately 2500 years. There are many other cultural institutions that guests of Kefalonia are certainly recommended to visit. These are the Archaeological Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Apostle Andreas of Milapedia.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Kefallonia and surroundings

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Unique spots in Kefallonia and near

Navagio Beach

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
One of them, the Panaiotis, is now considered the main attraction of the beach. It is still unclear how the ship has been so high on the shore, perhaps the strong flood or storm has driven it on the sand coast. The beach is surrounded by the high rocky walls that penetrate deep into the sea and completely exclude the possibility to land on the coast. … Read further

Melissani Cave

From the series “Fantastic and Colorful Caves Inside the Earth”
In Greece on the island of Kefalonia is a unique Melissani cave, one of the most romantic and beautiful in the world. In the cave is a lake of the same name, the main feature of the cave is a huge hole in the ceiling through which bright daylight penetrates the underground world. A beautiful legend about the nymph Melissini is connected with the cave and the lake. The nymph was secretly in love with the god Pan. And when he rejected her love, she lost the meaning of life and drowned in the cave lake. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Kefallonia

Culture guide to Kefallonia. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Kefallonia: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Kefallonia. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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