St John’s Baptist Monastery is one of Zante’s most iconic buildings. It was built in the 16th century, so offers an enormous amount of history to visitors. This monastery sits on the slopes of one of the beautiful mountains near the village of Katastari. For a structure that has stood for over 400 years, St John’s Baptist Monastery is remarkably well preserved and proves popular with tourists from all over the world.
The interior of the building is home to famous works of art and religious images of devotion, making St John’s Baptist Monastery a must for any tourists who have a passion for religion, history or art. You can also climb up these mountains for unparalleled views of Kefalonia, the neighbouring island just off Zante. The village of Katastari is just two kilometres away from the Ionian Sea coast, so spectacular sea views are guaranteed for those who pay a visit to St John’s Baptist Monastery.