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Churches

The churches are an important piece of the island’s history and tradition and it would be nice to spend some of your time visiting them.

The Ηoly Μonastery of Faneromeni is located in Fryni just 3 km away from Lefkada. It is the most historic and oldest monastery on the island. Every year thousands of visitors arrive for pilgrimage. Panagia Faneromeni is dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary and is the patron and protector of the island.

The Pantokratoras Holy Church is a private church and belongs to the descendants of  poet Valaoritis. It has remarkable paintings by famous Ionians painters. Therein lies the tomb of poet Aristotle Valaoritis and other prominent people of Lefkada.

The church of Santa Maura is located in the homonymous castle just before the floating bridge that connects Lefkada with the mainland of Aitoloakarnania. For a long time, especially during the Ottoman rule, Lefkada called Santa Maura because of the castle and the church.

Saint Spiridon’s Church  is located in the city's central square. It was built in the late 17th century and is a private church.

The church of Agia Kyriaki, is one of the most picturesque churches. It is located opposite the cosmopolitan Nidri, dipped in the green. The visit to the chapel can be done with small rented boats.

The St. Nicholas Church is located in the city center. It is a very old church, built in 1867 and has been tested by major earthquakes. It was the richest church of the city with impressive entrances, windows in baroque style, an imposing temple and icons that are works of art.

The chapel of Agios Donatos is situated on a 900 meters altitude, approximately 2 kilometers away from Eglouvi village. The residents of the island dedicated the chapel to the Epirus’ Bishop Donatos. His memory is celebrated on August 7.

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