Perhaps one of Corfu's most recognizable landmarks, Vlacherna Monastery juts out into the sea on its own island.
Nowadays, the monastery is approached through a little walk that crosses the lake, making it an idyllic location for a visit. The monastery is open all year and welcomes guests from all over the world. Keep a note also for Mouse Island, which is located little farther out to sea. It is said to be the petrified ship of Odysseus, the ancient king of Ithaka, when, according to the myth arrived in Corfu exhausted from his long journey after Troian war.
Don't miss the chance to have a coffee and enjoy the panoramic view also from the top of the hill at Kafe Kanoni. If you are lucky enough you will see the landing of airplanes just few meters away,an absolutely stunning spectacle especially for children.