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St. John of the Baptist

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Alykes 29090 Greece
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The monastery of St. John of the Baptist is located at the village of Katastari, northeast of Zakynthos and about 12 km from the center of the island. It offers a magnificent view over
the nearby island of Kefallinia and the Peloponnese coast. For this reason in the past, pilgrims were staying there because they wanted to have peace and tranquility. This monastery is a post-Byzantine era where there you will find great works of 17th-18th century from the known painters- Poulakis/ Baffa, and also exquisite wood carvings. The complex has a small abbey, a two-store building, and a tower with a circular base, built in the past as a watchtower. Access to the monastery is easy for the visitors, after the Bishop of Zakynthos has made efforts to maintenance and renovation of the monastery and the road.




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