One of the most important monuments of Kefalonia is, due to the earthquakes of 1953, the building complex of the Monastery of the Saint Fanhed in the region of Sami. As published in previous articles in Kefalonia press, the Monastery was already thriving since the mid 13 th    century. At the initiative of the Hellenic Society for the Environment and Culture and a generous sponsor, the complete restoration studies of the two churches of the monastery, which were approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and subsequently by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.

In the early 2000s, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kefallinia placed wooden columns on the two temples and on the medieval wall, which is housed on the ancient wall south of the Catholic, as an initial measure of protection to prevent the monument’s complete collapse. However, after so many years many columns have been shed and dropped from the temples. From the wall, all the columns have fallen on the outside!

 

So the wall is in direct danger! He has disturbed his staticity and has deviated from the vertical shaft with progressive dislocation and with a strongly corrugated gradient!  

Rain, wind, continual earthquakes contributed to it, and it is a matter of time, possibly days or even hours, to collapse into an amorphous pile of ruins.

What will the people of Cephalonia have to say first and foremost, but also to their supreme authorities, all those who are responsible for the monument in different agencies?

We are waiting for immediate action to prevent collapse!

The Editorial Team

the wall with columns in photo in January 2013.
 the wall without the outer columns and with the intense tilt, photo January 2019.

the dismantling of the wall, a stage before the collapse, a photo of January 2019.
the wall without columns now and its clear signs of disintegration, photo January 2019
 the wall with columns in photo in January 2013.