The Pantokrator (Greek Pantokrátoras) is with 917 meters Corfu's highest mountain. From up here there is an impressive view over the island and over to Albania.
Who wants to climb the mountain in summer on foot, should know that on the way up only sporadically shady trees can be found and the whole thing is not recommended to everyone. Of course, a cooler hiking season is a nice hiking experience.
It's easier with the car. A small halfway passable road leads to the summit and ends there. It should be remembered that the road has no guard rails and you should be reasonably safe in handling the vehicle. At the top there is hardly any parking, so parked at the roadside, which makes the already narrow road can be single-track. Therefore, it is highly recommended to turn upstairs before parking. If you are not averse to renting a quad, this would be the place to go.
The summit with the small monastery is freely accessible. In front of the Klosterhof there is also a snack bar with some seating.
Translated, the name means "ruler of the universe", meaning Jesus Christ, the name is based on the "transfiguration of the Lord" or transfiguration, a revelation event on a mountain - fittingly.
The monastery from 1347 is accordingly dedicated to Jesus Christ. After being destroyed by the Turks, it was rebuilt in the 17th century with beautiful frescoes and restored at the beginning of this century with EU subsidies.
December 4, 2016
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