Monastery of Faneromeni and the story of Sappho
The Monastery of Faneromeni is known for its tranquil environment, is located within the Lush green mountains, and is surrounded by all that is beautiful in nature. In the monastery, you can expect to find icons, a Byzantine museum, monks that live on the grounds and even a zoo with friendly animals. Many also love visiting the Monastery, because it is an ideal location for taking pictures of Lefkada, the Ionian Sea and the sunset from above. The Cape of Lefkada is also accessible by boat, or by driving down a long twisting road from Vasiliki. The Cape of Lefkada is where the poet Sappho presumed to have flung herself into the water, Lefkada owes its name to this remote Cape, which derives from the Greek word “Lefkas akri” which means white tip.