Mount Pantokrator

Mount Pantokrator, a drive with stunning views

Mount Pantokrator (or Pantocrator) is a mountain pass located in north-eastern Corfu, Greece, at an elevation of 906m (2,972ft) above the sea level. It is the highest mountain on the island.

The surface of the road is asphalt. At the top there is a café for tourists, a telecommunications station and a monastery. The monastery of the Pantokrator is located on the site of an older Angevin monastery which was built in 1347 and destroyed early in the 16th century. It was then completely rebuilt, starting 1689 with the help of contributions from the people of the surrounding villages. There is nothing left from the older monastery. The facade of the church was built in the 19th century. 

The experience of using this road is very impressive. From the top of the mount Pantokrator you can see the coast of Epiros and Albania, Lake Butrinto, the small islands of Othoni, Erikoussa and Mathraki to the north west of Corfu the hills of Lefkimmi in the south the island of Paxi and in far distance, Kefalonnia. On particularly clear days it is also possible to see Italy. 

 

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