CORFU – Pontikonissi

At the tip of Corfu’s Kanoni peninsula a footpath descends to the Vlacherna Monastery, a tiny island linked to the shore by a causeway. The causeway is the mooring point for a number of small boats which will take you to Mouse Island (Pontikonissi) where you can visit the Byzantine Church of Pantokrator.Pontikonisi (Greek meaning ‘mouse island’),although small, is very green with many trees and the highest natural point (not counting the trees or man made structures such as the monastery) is about 2 m. It is the white stone staircase of the Monastery that when viewed from a distance gives the impression of a mouse tail that gave the island its name: Mouse island.The combined picture of Kanoni, Vlacherna and Pontikonissi has become the trademark of the whole island, and has been photographed, perhaps, by just about every camera in the world.

Release Dates

2006, 2009, 2015

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: CORFU
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: no
  • Location: CORFU, Greece