This is a wonderful day trip, up the mountain on the island with many tour buses making this trip daily to see the wonderful ´gem´ at the top – the monastery. The name Pantokator means the “Almighty“. You can walk around the monastery and there is a small souvenir shop and café to stop, relax and take in the surroundings. Eagles are seen daily soaring around and there is a tranquil peace being up in the mountains with spectacular views.
Church of Saint Spiridon
This is one of the more cultural sites on the island. The church was built over 300 years ago and is home to some rare relics and religious artifacts. For those of you who want to explore more of the Greek history, this is a great place to start.
The palace was built in 1890 by the Empress of Austria and the Queen of Hungary Elisabeth (called Sissi), which she attended every now and then until her assassination in 1898. Here there are many artwork pieces and statues that are on display. With fantastic views of Corfu Town, it is a great way to delve into the more cultural side of Greece. There are many coach tours that visit daily, so make sure to book ahead of time, or choose a time when it is less crowded. It makes for a great calm Saturday afternoon excursion.
This is home to a very tranquil and relaxing part of Corfu. This monastery is set on the top of Mount Pantokator. To visit the monastery, you should be there no later than at 8:30 am, since it is already full at 9:00 am after the first coaches arrived.