Agios Ioannis

Part of an old monastery, the Holy Temple of Saint John the Baptist, is built on a pebble beach to the west of the island. It no longer has great murals or architecture to display, but it has a long history. Tradition has it that the monastery was founded before 1477 and was destroyed by pirates who threw the image of the Saint into the sea, while it was pulled by a fisherman with his nets. In the middle of the 19th c. Saint Joachim of Ithaca, known in Meganisi and Ithaca as "Papoulakis", sent a pious woman to rebuild the temple with fundraisers and with the help of the faithful. The church was radically renovated again a few years ago. It celebrates on June 24, honouring the Genesis of the Baptist.

Agioi Apostoloi

It is the parish church of the village of Katomeri, in the middle of the three villages.

The building of the 19th century, is carefully cared and always open.

It stands out for its tower-like bell tower, while next to the temple is the "Ecclesiastical Home", house of each priest, but also a reception area for parishioners and guests.

It is named after the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and celebrates on June 29.

Agios Vissarionas

The holy temple of Agios Vissarion is located in the port of Vathy. It is the parish church of the village, beautiful and well-kept, always open during the summer months.

It was built at the beginning of the 20th century, when Agios Vissarionas, the Μetropolitan of Larissa, freed Meganisi from an infectious disease that plagued it. Since then, the Saint has been honoured as the patron saint of the island. On the 15th of September, his grace is celebrated and is an official holiday for the island.

Agios Georgios

It is the central parish church of the village, in the centre of the settlement. Magnificent and large, adorned with beautiful modern Byzantine hagiographies, it is one of the largest temples of the Holy Metropolis of Lefkas and Ithaki. The contribution of the expatriates and sailors of Spartochori to the beautification of the Temple is remarkable.

In the centre of the yard, there is a memorial column dedicated to the fallen in wars. From a natural balcony on the back of the Temple, the view stunning views of the natural cave of Spilia, just below.

Kimiseos Theotokou

Cemetery church today. It is located just outside the village of Katomeri on the way to Spartochori.

In a special throne, the image of the Virgin Mary receives the reverent pilgrimage of the faithful Christians.

It celebrates the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (August 15).

During that day people from all 3 villages are gathered. families are sitting and talking around the graves

Panagia Eleousa

The relic of the chapel is the icon of the Most Holy Virgin Mary of the so-called "Gracious".

The icon was found in 1917 in a pit outside Ioannina by the Meganisian sergeant Anastasio F. Politi.
After the return of Politis from the catastrophe of Smyrna (1922), the icon was transferred by him to Meganisi.

In 1972, a seaside chapel was built in Vathi, where the icon was placed.
Colonel A. Politis, dedicated to the Holy Icon of Eleousis the medals with which he was honoured as an officer on the battlefields.

Agios Georgios

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Agios Gerasimos

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Agios Grigorios

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Agios Konstantinos

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Agios Nektarios

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Agios Nektarios

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Agios Nikolaos

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Pantokratoros Sotiros Xristou

small new church (built 2010) WITH

Profitis Elias

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