Pantokratoras Monastery

Corfu, Greece

Pantokratoras monastery, standing on the summit of the mountain of the same name, enjoys scenic views of the entire island of Corfu, the surrounding islands and the mainland. The first construction was built in 1347 and destroyed in 1537, while the building we admire today dates back to the late 17th century.

Besides the stone church there are portico and inner courtyards. Entering in the monastery you have not a feeling of ancient place but rather of a modern building well constructed. During the year it is the destination of numerous pilgrims and the first week of August, with Pantokrator celebration, reaches the highest number of visitors. Along the road that leads up the mountain, you can see the lights of the candles carried by all the area's villagers as they walk toward the monastery for the celebration.



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Melitiei, Corfu, Greece
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Founded: 1347
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Yvonne Raptis (2 years ago)
We tried to drive up as Google maps shows a road all the way to the top but it is not suitable for vehicles for the last 2.5 km and it was too hot to walk up.
Tomáš Vojíř (2 years ago)
Bad road for 50cc but with car it should be possible, walking by foot took around 45mins. There is a narrow path around monastery that leads to a viewpoint, just follow smiley faces on trash cans, stones etc.
Sue P (2 years ago)
Nice walk up through the shade of the trees, lovely views a short way beyond the monastery. Well marked paths
Felix Kristl (3 years ago)
View is ok, driving up is possible, but not easy. Overall not worth it, too long of a drive for little reward.
shelley wareham (3 years ago)
I wouldn't say go to see the monastery as such as you basically skim around it... However, the views are spectacular. Walking shoes/boots are a must. I gave myself a break that day and wore light trainers... Not a good idea for part of the trail... Many picnic spots so take some lunch/snacks. The magnificent views will promote you into staying longer, so you may work up a hunger!! Fantastic walk and if you are not staying in Agios Mattheos, you should stop into the village afterwards for a nice refreshment, maybe visit the local bakery. Such a beguiling little village!
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