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Churches and Monasteries outside Corfu Town

1. The church of the Resurrection at the first municipal cenetery.
In the Greek Orthodox cenetery at Garitsa, stands the church dedicated to the Resurrection of Christ and Saints Peter and Paul. As indicated in an inscription on the main frontage it was built in 1840 and it is a single-nave basilica in neoclassical style. The church is particularly remarkable for its icons of outstanding quality, all of which were brought here from other churches.

2. The Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Platytera.
The Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Platytera stands between the suburbs of Sarocco and Mandouki. The church contains a number of icons of high artistic value. It was first built in 1743 but was destroyed by the French in 1798 and rebuilt in 1801 with the aid of private subscriptions.

3. The church of the Blessed Virgin Kassopitra at Kanoni.
This church stands in a valley full of old olive-trees near the tip of the Kanoni peninsula. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary Kassopitra, a title conferred on the Blessed Virgin in Corfu after a miracle wrought to a blind young man in the village of Kassiopi in the 16th century. The church was first built in 1721 and it was rebuilt in its present form in 1850.


4. The church of the Blessed Virgin Chrysopighi at Kastellani.
This church is situated at a short distance from the village of Kastellani, in the centre of the island. It was built in 1688 by Prospero Marini, a rich Corfiot nobleman and was restored later by the monk Onoufrios Kyminas in 1851.

5. The church of the Blessed Virgin Kassiopitra at Kassiopi.
On the north-east coast of Corfu in the village of Kassiopi, stands this church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Kassiopi ('Panayia Kassiopitra'). It is built on the site of an early Christian basilica, which in turn has been built on the site of the temple of Jupiter Cassios. The earlier church was destroyed by the Turks in 1537 and was rebuilt by the Venetians as a Roman Catholic church. The church was finally returned to the Greek Orthodox culture around the beginning of the 17th century.

6. The Monastery of Mount Pantokrator.
This Monastery is situated on the island's highest peak. The mountain took its present name of Pantokrator, after the first church dedicated to Christ Pantokrator was built on its peak in the 14th century. According to an ancient manuscript dated 1347, the Monastery church was built in that year. That church was destroyed in 1537 and the present church was built at the end of the 17th century and dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ.

7. The church of the Annunciation at Nymfes.
In the village of Nyfes in the nothern part of the island this small church of the Annunciation contains some note-worthy 17th century frescoes.

8. The church of the two Saints Theodore at Zygos.
In the village of Zygos in the nothern part of the island is the ruined church of the two Saints Theodore. The church preserves a number of frescoes presumed to date from the 17th century.

9. The convent of the Blessed Virgin Vlacherna at Scripero.
This convent is near the village of Scripero in the central part of the island. The church is a single-nave basilica and dates from the 18th or early 19th century, as well as the icons. In particular two interesting icons in the narthex were brought here, according to the tradition, from the church of St. Spyridon in the city of Corfu.

10. The Monastery of the Blessed Virgin at Paleokastritsa.
The monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands on a rocky promontory on the west coast of the island. According to the tradition the monastery was built in the 13th century. It consists of the church in the centre, surrounded by a complex of courtyards, rows of monks' cells, store-rooms, oil-presses, abbot's quarters and an open terrace and garden with a magnificent view.
The church was probably restored in the 18th century, as indicated by the date 1722 carved on the lintel above the main doorway.
It is a single-nave basilica with a masonry iconostasis. The monastery museum housed in a room off the main courtyard contains a small but interesting collection of icons as well as sundry memorabilia.
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