Lefkada Christian Tour 4 Hours

Lefkada Christian Tour 4 Hours; Some of Lefkada’s best features are its churches. They include basilicas, with the influence of Venetian architecture, usually adorned with iconography in the traditional Ionian (late-Cretan) devotional style and with beautifully sculpted wooden iconostases, some in gold leaf.

The most famous all over the world is the monastery of Panagia Faneromeni.

Highlights of Lefkada Christian Tour 4 Hours

  • Take a 4-hour stroll along the narrow streets of Lefkada Town
  • Local English-speaking expert dedicated 100% to you
  • Experience one of the most famous Christian highlight of Greece
  • See the history of the monastery through the eyes of a local expert

Lefkada Christian Tour 4 Hours; Most churches were built between the 17th and 18th centuries, their configuration was finally determined from about 1836. The iconography was by notable devotional painters, of which only a few of the best known are Doxaras, Patsaras, Roussos, Ventouras, Gazis, also from Kefallonia: Rifios, Karantinos, Miniatis, and more. Metropolitan bishops and prominent parishioners were buried inside the churches and some tombstones, usually of marble, are still legible today. Other parishioners were buried in the churchyard until the time the town’s Municipal Cemetery was built.

Discovering the city of Lefkada by visiting the church of Agios Minas, the church of the Presentation of Mary (1720 AD) with its traditional Ionian bell tower, the church of the Pantocrator, the church of Agioi Anargiroi, the church of Panagia ton Xenon (Foreigners) built in 1718, the Cathedral (I.N. Evagelistrias) initially built in 1689 but took its final form in 1886, the church of Agios Nikolaos built in 1687, the church of Agios Demetrios took the form it has today in 1825, and the Church of Agios Spiridon established in 1684.

Today we’ll visit the monastery of Panagia Faneromeni! The Monastery of Faneromeni is located in Frini village.

The monastery of Panagia Faneromeni. The island throws a glorious celebration of its patron saint at Holy Spirit day. The Virgin Mary is the patron and protector of the island. It celebrates with all magnificence the Monday of the Holy Spirit, with crowds of pilgrims flocking from all the surrounding areas. On this day, the minds of all the people of Lefkada, in whatever corner of the planet they are, turn reverently and pleadingly to the image of the Lady of the island.

In antiquity, at the site where the monastery now lies, stood the marble temple of goddess Artemis. According to tradition, the disciples of St. Paul preached here at 63 B.C. the teaching of Jesus Christ. In 332 B.C. two Priests settled in the monastery expanding its altar, building cells, and organizing monastery life on the island.

In the 5th century B.C. the iconographer Kallistos was commissioned to paint a picture of Mary which was revealed to him, according to tradition, in a miraculous way. The main temple was built in 1734 but during the time of Venetocracy two fires brought about its complete destruction and as a result, it was rebuilt in the 19th century. The temple shows influences from the architecture of Zakinthos, its remarkable altarpiece was carved by Prosalendis around 1886 while its picture of the Virgin Mary is a copy of the one painted in 1887 in the Holy Mountain by the monk Benjamin Kondrakis.

The view from the monastery is magnificent. You can marvel from there the olive grove, the lagoon, the town, the Ionian Sea, the mountains of Epirus and Acarnania, Preveza as well as the Ambracian Gulf in the east are also clearly visible.

The monastery also has an Ecclesiastical Museum, where hundreds of religions are hosted, and it belongs to the most interesting museums of Lefkada. You can walk around the relics, silvered and gold-plated religious objects, wooden carvings, hundreds of years old paintings. The exhibition includes sacred objects not only from Faneromeni but from other smaller monasteries of Lefkada island.

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there is still availability. Book now to guarantee your tour.

  • Daily Opening hours: 8:00 – 14:00, and 16:00 – 19:00
  • Pets are not permitted!

  • Meeting at; Lefkada windmills
  • Transfer offered; Travelers pick up/drop off is offered upon request.
  • Pick up from; We will pick you up from any villa, hotel, or apartment in Lefkada and cruise port at the cruise ship pier!
  • Info needed; When booking makes sure to include the address of your accommodation or the name of the cruise line and the cruise ship!
  • Tour starts; at any time (10:00 AM recommended)
  • Drop off; We will drop you off at the same place we have picked you up!

What is Included

  • Professional driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • First-class transport: By Mercedes E-Class or similar; Mercedes minivan or Mercedes minibus according to the size of your party. All new models come with full leather and A/C.
  • Local taxes
  • English speaking tour escort
  • The private tour is 100% exclusive for your party

What is Excluded

  • Flexible pick up time on request (proposed 09:00 AM)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverage
  • State licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees

Tour Type

  • Private tour – Shore Excursion
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Departures: Daily

Restrictions

  • Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic or environmental phenomena!

Guaranteed Departures

  • Lefkada Tours Greece is proud to be the first in the industry to offer Guaranteed Departures . A guaranteed departure means; There is no minimum number of bookings required on a trip to run and that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control. Our current collection of tours can take you to exciting places in Athens and around the world.

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  • Dress: religious and memorial sites: shoulders and knee must be covered.
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  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of the tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Most of Lefkada Town (Chora) commercial center is either flat or has cobblestone, flagstone-paved streets and lanes with slight inclines, though there are some lanes that have steps. Note though, the center is surrounded by hills, some of which are steep, but you could easily avoid those and still have plenty to see on flatter terrain. Alternatively, you could visit a beach like Platis Gialos or Ornos with a good selection of hotels & restaurants alongside or close to the beaches which are flat!
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-soled walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • For guests who are full-time wheelchair users, a ramp vehicle will be needed. Guests may remain in their wheelchair or scooter for the duration of the excursion. Wheelchair or scooter dimensions are required in order to confirm the correct vehicle!
  • Wheelchair or small scooter folding type only. (Please note that disabled passengers must be able to board the vehicle independently or with the assistance of those in their party.)

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM – 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed
  • Within 24 hrs of travel, a 100% fee will apply. Outside of 24 hrs, a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • For all reasons; No show mean, no refund

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