EXCURSIONS- Agios Gerasimos
Agios Gerasimos is the patron saint of Kefalonia island. According to tradition, he was born in Trikala of Corinthia and was a member of the famous Notaras family. He became a monk and spent twelve years in the Holy Land and five years in Zakynthos island. He came to Kefalonia in 1560 and stayed in the cave of the same name, south of Argostoli. Later, he founded the monastery and took residence there until his death on the 16th of August, 1579. Two years later, on the 20th October, 1581, his relics were placed inside the monastery. He was canonized in 1622. At the courtyard, there is a big plane tree and a well, which is said to have been dug by the saint himself. Inside, there is a trap-door where he is said to have spent the greater part of his life. On the 16th of August and the 20th of October, big festivals and processions take place. Many miracles are connected to the saint's relics and icon.