Elatia 29091, Greece
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It is located in the northwestern part of the island at the village of Anafonitria and the distance from the town of Zakynthos is 30 km. The monastery was built in 1560 by the
monk Makarios and monk Barlaam Belletti. What will impress you by the church of Saint George of the flaps, are the monks’ cells in the center of the courtyard and the tower of the monastery, which was built in 1561 on protection of the monks from the pirates. Also there you will see the cave of Saint Gerasimos, patron saint of Kefallinia. The monastery is surrounded by a magnificent pine forest located on a small promontory where you can admire the sea. Access is easy for visitors since the road has recently been renovated.