Monastery of Saint Gerasimos at Omala

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The Monastery of Saint Gerasimos, situated on the plateau of Omala, is the largest religious monument in Kefalonia. Saint Gerasimos is the patron saint of the island who has built the monastery himself. After a long journey to many sacred places of the world he decided to return to Greece and lived as a hermit in a cave near Lassi. 5 years later Gerasimos founded a new convent on the ruined chapel of the Assumption. Immediately all the local believers heard his preaching, and gradually his fame is spread throughout the Christian world. The proclamation of the holiness of Saint Gerasimos took place in 1622 after his body was buried twice and exhumed intact. The Monastery of Saint Gerasimos is easily accessed from Argostoli and Sami. The relics of the saint are dressed in the vestments of the burial and is placed inside a silver reliquary, over his grave.

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Episkopi is the only other settlement in Kalamos besides its port, located at the Northern coast. It is very small with a tiny port, suitable only for small boats.

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Vasilikis Harbor

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Harbor Vasilikís (38°37’.7 N – 20°36’.

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Frikes Harbor

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In the SW part of the head of the bay Frikes the namesake small harbor has been built, open E, about 100 m wide, with depths of 7.9 m in the middle.

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Port Spilia is the other harbor of Meganisi in the Ionian Islands. Lying at the head of a deep inlet at the northwest end of the island, the harbor provides berthing for around 50 yachts on its various quays and pontoons, although the depths in the inlet are simply too great for most yachts to anchor.

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Sivota Harbor

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Within a small cove of unique beauty, and just 15 km from Nidri, a landscape of hills surrounds the pretty harbor of Sivota. A fishing harbor located 33 km south of the island’s capital in a beautiful bay of the same name, Sivota is an ideal place to relax and a very good spot to stop as there is an equipped port and a market.

Poros Harbor

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Harbor Pórou is protected from waves caused by N winds by a mole that extends E for 146 m, with a width of 6.3 m.

Vathy Harbor at Ithaki

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Vathi or Vathy is the main harbor of Ithaca and lies at the head of a long inlet on the East coast, four miles south of Kioni and five miles south of Frikes. It is a popular destination for yachts of all sizes during the season, as it provides a number of berthing opportunities as well as good anchorage off the town.

Kioni Harbor

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The N coasts of the head of the bay Kióni are quayed for 140 m with depths of 1.6–0.

Argostoli Harbor

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Harbor Argostolíou is on the SW coasts of the namesake bay. The coasts of the harbor are quayed for about 1,425 m NW of the stone bridge at the head of the gulf, which separates it from lagoon Koútavos, and have depths of less than 2.

Kastos Harbor

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Port Kastos below the town of Kastos is the only harbor on the island and fills up rapidly during high season, when the charter business is in full swing. The harbor of Kastos offers good shelter in all except E and SE winds, which send in an uncomfortable swell.

Kalamos Harbor

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Port Kalamos is down hill from the village of Kalamos. It is the only harbor in the island and fills up rapidly during high season, when the charter business is in full swing.

Lixouriou Harbor

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Harbor Lixouríou is on the W coasts of Argostolíou gulf, about 2.2 miles N of cape Ágios Geórgios.

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Fiskardo Harbor

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Fiskardo is the most picturesque town on the island which survived the catastrophic earthquake in 1953. Its harbor is small, charming and well sheltered at the northwest end of Kefalonia and almost always crowded, especially during the peak months of July and August.

Agia Efthimia lies on the East coast of the island of Kefalonia, 10 miles south of the harbor of Fiskardo. There are water and electricity points all along the way and the harbor is organized to receive visiting yachts.

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