Pantocrator Church

Corfu, Greece

Just in front of Vlaherna Monastery there is an island called Pontikonissi on which there is only one building: the church of Pantocrator. According to one interpretation of the Odyssey this island would be the ship of Ulysses that was turned into rock by Poseidon while, according to another legend would be the rock on which Ulysses' ship crashed during a storm.

The church of Pantocrator was built in the 13th century and to visit it you can take a boat from the small port opposite. The Byzantine chapel that is on the top of the island encloses the memorial tablets of Elizabeth Empress of Austria and Rodolfo archduke.



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Pontikonissi, Corfu, Greece
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Alex Zoz (2 years ago)
the sculpture on the facade attracts attention
D.E. Köhne (3 years ago)
Nice little church on the edge of the old town of Kerkira. Paintings modernized. Impressive: the stone angel on the gable. Strange: the bells at the back of the church over an overgrown roof.
Dani Ramírez (5 years ago)
Small and flirtatious church in the old town of Kerkyra. Lovely. Quiet and open to the public.
Church in the area of ​​Kambelo
Zafeiris Spinos (6 years ago)
Great is his grace! In the alleys of the old town
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