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Ionian Islands

On the Ionian Islands, the monasteries rescue another tradition that is attached to the orthodox doctrine, but with obvious western effects in art, ecclesiastical music etc, without nevertheless the absence of samples of clearly Byzantine hagiography. On Corfu, the monastery of Palaiokastritsa, of Platitera, of Mirtidiotissa, of Saint Ephimia and many other monasteries accommodate the monasticism of this island, which demonstrates a very rich social work.
On Zakynthos, the monastery of Saint Dionysus keeps the relic of the saint while the island of Strofades that belongs to Zakynthos is an ecological paradise. In the monastery of Saint Georgios Krimnon lived the eminent popular teacher Pahomios Rousanos during the Ottoman occupation, as well as Saint Gerasimos of Kefalonia while Saint Dionisios is connected to the monastery of Virgin Mary Spilaiotissis.
On Lefkada distinguishes the Virgin Mary Faneromeni, on Kephalonia the monastery of Saint Gerasimos of Omalon, whose relic is also kept there, the monastery of Hyperagia Virgin Mary Atrou, of Hyperagia Virgin Mary of Sission, of Apostle Andrea, of Hyperagia Virgin Mary of Koronato, of Estavromenou and others. On the island of Kithira exists the monastery of Holy Theodore with a museum of excellent ecclesiastical art.


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