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

Inga Ponomarenko (2 years ago)
I like, very nice place near the airport. planes land almost on the water. audio and video effects super.
Pooja Pow (2 years ago)
Monastery on the tip of the peninsula with stunning views. It appears as if it's floating in the middle of the ocean. There is also a fantastic view of the airport runway for plane spotters.
Kerrie Mahmutovic (2 years ago)
Every time I visit Corfu I love to visit this monastery. It's small but full of charm. Well worth a visit.
KATERINA TSAKNI (2 years ago)
Unique location on the southern edge of Corfu town. A tiny patch of land, some 50 meters from the shore, connected with a narrow land strip, home to a picturesque small monastery. Must see, if you're in town.
Sel (2 years ago)
Very nice iconic spot featuring a church surrounded by water. Also the staring point for a short trip to the famous mouse island. If you like planes you can spot starting and landing of the airport nearby. If you don't want to take the car or walk from corfu City you can also take the bus easily.
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