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Leimonos Monastery

Leimonos Monastery Review

The stunning 16th-century Leimonos Monastery houses 40 chapels and an impressive collection of precious objects. Founded by St. Ignatios Agalianos on the ruins of an older Byzantine monastery, it earned its name from the "flowering meadow of souls" surrounding it. The intimate St. Ignatios church is filled with colorful frescoes and is patrolled by peacocks. A folk-art museum with historic and religious works is accompanied by a treasury of 450 Byzantine manuscripts. Women are not allowed inside the main church.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Up a marked road 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Kalloni, 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Molyvos, Molyvos, Lesbos 81108
  • Phone: 22530/22289
  • Cost: Museum and treasury €2
  • Hours: Daily 7–12, 3–sunset
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  • Location: Molyvos
Updated: 09-01-2011

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