Vlacherna Monastery

Corfu, Greece

The Holy Monastery of Blachernae (Vlacherna) was built in the 17th century. In 1799, it belonged to the Halikiopoulos-Mantzaros family and for years functioned as a nunnery until 1980.

The building is distinguished by its unusual shaped, tiled roof and intense white walls that sharply contrast with the lush landscape and the brilliant blue of the sea.

After crossing the pedestrian bridge you will find yourself in the courtyard of the Monastery and there, on the left side, you will be able to worship the icon of the Virgin Mary, “Lady of Vlacherna”, in the small church of the Monastery.



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Figaréto 108, Corfu, Greece
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Founded: 17th century
Category: Religious sites in Greece


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Dina (5 months ago)
Lovely walk across the walkway to the monastery. Close to the airport of Corfu and worth a visit. Very picturesque. There's a cafe close by and plenty of parking if you're driving instead.
G Mac (6 months ago)
An iconic monastery on an island that is joined by a smell concrete pathway. There are lots of chatter boats which can take you to Mouse Island which lies further into the sea. The Chapel is very tiny. The souvenir shop is more than twice the size! It is in a beautiful setting and if you are able to get there, it is a thing which is sweet to do. Don’t bother walking the causeway to the right of the church across to the other side. Nothing to see there.
Mario Bianchi (6 months ago)
This is a beautiful place, not far from the city. You can reach it with a long walk or easily with the bus 2A that is very frequent. The beaches there are nice and there is a lovely hotel with a beach also for the customers. I think it is beautiful.
Timothy En Haw Chan (7 months ago)
Nice view and just like a monastery which floating on the water. It’s also a nice place to catch airplane landing on Corfu Airport.
Maidensview Maidensview (8 months ago)
Stunning little monastery..free entry...amazing scenery on small walk along sea to see it...do visit.. you will also see mouse island. Boats tours round island only 3 euro. Toilets available and some small cafe/bars...u will really enjoy it.
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