St. Andrews Monastery, Melissani Cave Boat Ride, & Agia Efimia Village

4 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $323 Per Person

St. Andrews Monastery, Melissani Cave Boat Ride, & Agia Efimia Village

4 Hours
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From (USD) $323 Per Person

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      St. Andrews Monastery, Melissani Cave Boat Ride, & Agia Efimia Village

      Kefalonia, Greece
      From (USD) $323 Per Person
      • Agios Andreas Monastery: Magnificent frescos and icons grace this 13th-century monastery, renovated in 1639; it includes a museum that holds amazing sacred relics and artworks from other churches lost in a 1953 earthquake.
      • Melissani Cave: Take a boat ride inside a large, B-shaped cave separated by a wooded island; an opening overhead allows sunshine to illuminate beautiful blue water that reaches depths of 100 feet.
      • Agia Efimia: You'll have about 45 minutes to explore this picturesque coastal village on your own and discover the beautiful architecture, lovely churches, and the wonderful restaurants and taverns by the harbor.
      About this Kefalonia Tour

      The Monastery of St. Andrew has more than its share of artistic treasures, including beautiful frescos, murals, and icons. But its greatest treasures, preserved in the monastery's museum, are two shirts, some old letters, and a foot.

      One shirt belongs to St. Nectarios (1846–1920). When he died and his clothes were being removed in the hospital, it was accidentally placed on the bed of a paralyzed man – who suddenly recovered the ability to walk.

      The other shirt was worn by St. Panagis (1800–1888), who gave his fortune to the needy and devoted his life to caring for the sick and suffering. The museum also holds letters written by St. Kosmas (1714–1779), who had an uncanny ability to predict technological progress; he prophesied that man would someday fly like birds, be able to speak to people in different countries as if they were in adjoining rooms, and travel in carriages that weren't drawn by horses.

      But even in a monastery with so many relics, the one said to be the sole of the right foot belonging to Andrew, the first apostle, is the most unusual. The remains are stained with dried blood; believers say it shows the hole of the nail used during St. Andrew's crucifixion in 69 A.D.

      One unassuming monastery, on a not-so-populous Greek Island, with four saintly relics. This monastery, like this tour, has more than its share of memorable sights.

      The nymph of the lake

      The Melissani Lake and Cave were named after Melissani, a nymph from Greek mythology, who fell in love with the god Pan. Sadly, he wasn't interested and she drowned herself in the lake. Nymphs are supposed to be myth, fiction. But a dig in 1962 unearthed figurines of nymphs on an island inside the cave. And many of the cave's stalactites look like dolphins, which according to mythology, served as messengers for the nymphs.

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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