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Church of Metamorphosis of the Savior of Pontikonissi, Corfu

Just in front of Vlaherna Monastery there is an island called Pontikonissi on which there is only one building: the church of Pantocrator. According to one interpretation of the Odyssey this island would be the ship of Ulysses that was turned into rock by Poseidon while, according to another legend would be the rock on which Ulysses' ship crashed during a storm. The church of Pantocrator was built in the XIII century and to visit it you can take a boat from the small port opposite. The Byzantine chapel that is on the top of the island encloses the memorial tablets of Elizabeth Empress of Austria and Rodolfo archduke.