The Northern Aegean Islands Sights

Leimonos Monastery

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Published 12/21/2015

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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.

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Kalloni, Lesvos, 81108, Greece



Sight Details:

  • Museum and treasury €2
  • Daily 9:30–sunset

Published 12/21/2015


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