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Monastery of Kipoureon

Monastery of Kipoureon is located here

From the centre of Lixouri, it’s about a 20 minute drive to this impressive historic monastery on the west coast.
The monastery sits on a cliff 90m above the sea, in one of the most impressive landscapes of Kefalonia. It was built in the 17th century and it’s name originates from the gardens which were maintained from the fathers to ensure the necessary livelihood. Initially only a church was built by the Archimandrite Chrysanthos Petropoulos, who dedicated it to the Annunciation of Virgin Mary and the Elevation of the Holy Cross. Soon after, a male monastery was built, which in its heyday had 80 members.
Writing in part, taken from Discover Kefalonia Island.

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