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Pontikonissi island

You cannot leave Corfu, if you do not visit the famous Pontikonissi and the church opposite to it, Panagia Vlacherna, which have been floating for centuries on the Chalkiopoulos lagoon just 4 km south of the city. Capture the panoramic view from Kanoni and then go downhill to the church of Virgin Mary Vlachernon, which is joined to the land through a narrow pedestrian bridge. The lush Pontikonissi, right opposite, was, according to a legend, the ship of the Phaeacians, the one who carried Odysseus and was transformed into a rock by wrathful Poseidon. Today, all you can see there is the Pantokratoras church and the well, where visitors throw coins to fulfill their most worthy wishes!


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