Me and my best friend at cocktail hour!
When he first came to Kefalonia he spent 5 years living in a cave! This church was built around it, and the cave can still be seen, but it looks as if it's used more as a mini storeroom nowadays!
The body of St Gerasimos is guarded and protected in aglass and silver sarcophagus at the monastery he founded. The body has never decomposed! After his death he was exhumed twice and found to be intact, thus leading the church to ordain him as a saint. Apparently the body is actually displayed at certain times, but only to those of the Greek Orthodox persuasion.
Melissani lake. We were rowed around it and into the cave. It was once completely underground, till the roof caved in!
And now just 3 pictures of where we stayed. As you can see it's quite high up... a half mile relatively steep hill down to the village!