Cephalonia in English Céphalonie en français Cefalonia in italiano Κεφαλονιά στα ελληνικά


all the packages >>






all local ferries >>

all ferries from Italy >>


special arrivals for cruise ships >>

Get a quotation

You can receive a free valuation for one or several accommodation, within the next 24 hours, using our form sent by e-mail.

contact us >>

Since 2004, the first online booking in Kefalonia

Our Facebook Page   Google Plus    e-mail   Our RSS Feed   Google Maps agence.odysseas@aim.com  agence.odysseas@hotmail.com  agence.odysseas@yahoo.com kefalonia-odysseas 
HOTLINE : +30 2671031732-31775 BETWEEN 8-11 AM & 4-6 PM (GMT+0)

  Omala > sights >      Saint Gerasimos Monastery
Bookmark and Share

Here we are, at the place which the patron Saint of Cephalonia decide to make his home and at which his miracles attract a whole crowd of visitors and believers.
The original 16th century monastery was completely destroyed by the earthquake in 1953, except for its belltower. Now a more recent small church lies where the original monastery was located and a bigger even more recent church has been built nearby. This newer church is built in byzantine style, not commonly seen on the island and its paintings are almost finished, since they are done with special care and the painter can perform only during summer months in order to avoid the humidity of the winter months.
There are also other two buildings around the church : one of which houses the nuns (it's a female monastery) and the other is a guesthouse that accommodates believers who occasionally come and visit.
The small church is built above a cave that the Saint himself built with his own bare hands. His unknownly-preserved body is kept in this small church. You can descend in the underground cave although claustrophobic and asthmatic people should avoid it. Next to this church you can see a huge platan who is said to have been planted by the Saint himself.
Two feasts take place each year : on October 20th, when his death is celebrated and on August 16th, which remember the transportation of the Saint's body. On these occasions a procession is held in which people carry the Saint's body up to the biggest platan onthe site which is called the Saint's Platan. This ceremony is attended by ecclesiastic authorities and political authorities from all around Greece as well as by hundreds of Cephalonians and other curious people. The Saint is considered to be the protector and healer of the crazy so various sick people lie in the street for the Saint to pass over them expecting a miracle.

There are 3 comments for Agios Gerasimos Monastery

all comments >>


Find on this site ?

text keywords name owner


 Get the best price for your room


adults    children   


 Get to Kefalonia by ferry-boat
passengers     vehicles 




Book now your ferry from Italy to Greece or for Greek Ionian islands by the Forthnet secured reservation system


 Rent a car in Kefalonia & in Greece
1 couple & 2 children
4 - 5 persons  4x4 for 4 persons
7 persons  9 persons 


Map of Suggestions :
for families

with breakfast

3 keys 5 people 6 people
Liocharis Apartments - Lourdata - Kefalonia 

1 key 2 people 3 people
Lucky House - Lourdata - Kefalonia 

1 key 2 people 4 people
Pernari Apartments - Spartia - Kefalonia 


To Discover * 

To get to Cephalonia * 

Slideshow * 

People & Local life * 

History * 

Nature * 

Advises for travellers * 


holiday packages * 

accommodation * 

ferries * 

rent a car * 

beaches * 

excursions * 



How to * 

site map * 

comments * 

Directory * 

Add your business * 


Who we are * 

Frequently Questions * 

Get a quotation * 

Find us * 

our partners * 

links * 

We are selling ferry tickets for the following companies :

Kefalonian Lines   Ionian Ferries   ferry Kefalonia Zante   Minoan Lines   Ventouris Ferries

Anek Lines   Superfast Ferries  

Information about the booking of an accommodation in Kefalonia & Ithaca : renting a house for holidays - Get an holidays package at your convenience - Find fastly a a two-room or a three-room family apartment, a studio for rent, or a villa with pool to let - Where to rent a car on the island of Kefalonia - Book easily your hotel or your ferry-boat - Let your opinion in the message board of the business. Online reservation of ferries for Greece and Italy. Secure payment by credit card. Timetable for Greek ionian islands connections - Ancona/ Venice / Brindisi (Italy) - Igoumenitsa / Corfou / Patras Patras- Sami (Cephalonia) - Pissaetos (Ithaca)  Kyllini - Poros (Cephalonia) - Pissaetos / Vathy (Ithaca) - Sami (Cephalonia)  Saint Nicolas (Zante) - Pessada (Cephalonia) Vassiliki (Lefkada) - Fiskardo (Cephalonia)  Astakos - Sami (Cephalonia)  - two rooms apartment or three rooms or more apartment    hotels in Kefalonia restaurants  coffee shops & bars  shops & stores  tourist sights  beaches of Kefalonia transportation (charter flights and ferries)  find accommodation with the lowest prices 

Hellenic Tourist Office   Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies   We accept Visa cards   Electron card accepted   payment by MasterCard   We accept the card for electronic receipts
All rights reserved : ODYSSEAS, Online travel agency, Receptive tour operator, Ticket & internet Services, Private Company (Lionel Gilles Vidoni), licensed from the Greek Tourist Office and from the Port Authority of Kefalonia & Ithaca. Member of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies. Peratata 28100, Kefalonia (Greece) - Tel : 0030 26710 31732 - Fax : 0030 26710 31775 Mob : 0030 6979146969 - Kefalonia Information - Site version 3.2 - 2004-2014. Some pictures are courtesely provided by our customers, mainly Matteo Caputo (life.images.altervista.org) & the owners of accommodation.   Optimised for Firefox 4, Opera 11 & Chrome/Chromium