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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User Reviews

Ms Mi (6 months ago)
I loved every moment whilst travelling around and visiting monasteries.. Coming from a person that avoided church when I was younger. It felt like I was meant to go and share my blessings. Well worth the Visit. I had just lost my grandad who played a big part in my upbringing and every monastery I visited I lit a candle for him. It just felt right to have a mini vigil for him especially as his death was so very recent. Never in a million years did I know that corfu was based and cultured around Churches and monasteries....I was going for a break and I found a fab deal Nothing more and it turned out to be the most spiritual, eye opening and adventurous holiday Ever.. Now if that wasn't a message from my grandad I don't know what was....
Carl Smith (8 months ago)
A great church literally inside the sea,definitely recommend this place.Also Ia an amazing spot to watch the sunset !!!
Tomi (12 months ago)
Very nice, calm and beautiful place..but not so many things to see.
Angelo Blasutta (13 months ago)
Pittoresque place, quite unique due to its particular location. It's very very close to the airport but not so affected by it.
Claudiu Tudor (13 months ago)
Interesting place, scenic views and planes fly right over to land on the airport nearby
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