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Monastery of Panagia Atros
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Monastery of Panagia Atros

Two kilometres outside of Poros on the way back to Argostoli, a minor road branches off to the right and climbs up through oak woods to the oldest religious house on the island, the ninth-century Atros Monastery which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It stands at an altitude of 500 m in a remote...

Monastery of Sissia
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Monastery of Sissia

Along the main road that runs from Argostoli to Poros, a turning to the right towards the sea leads to the Síssia Monastery. Tradition has it that the monastery was founded by St. Francis of Assisi himself, the protector of animals, birds and the world of nature. Thus the name Síssia is a corruption of...

Monastery of Argilion
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Monastery of Argilion

On a hill just above the bay of Sami, there is the Monastery of Agrilion, an important religious site for the locals. The location of the monastery offers incredible view to the blue green waters of Antisamos beach on one side and the towns of Sami and Agia Efimia on the other. The monastery was...

Saint Andreas Monastery
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Saint Andreas Monastery

Saint Andreas Monastery was founded in 1587 by the countess Roxanne. An icon of saint Andreas was found under an apple-pear tree so the monastery was named after the tree. It is located exactly next to saint Andreas museum and visitors are amazed by its treasures and beauty. The monastery was founded during the Byzantine...

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