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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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.
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.
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.
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.