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Monastery of Metamorfosi

This monastery, that is placed 1 km from the village of Nymfes in the north of the island, is one of the most ancient Christian buildings of Corfu.

It's very particular the legend regarding this building: it was constructed from the parents of hermit Artemisio Paissios to commemorate their son who didn't want to leave the place where he lived in seclusion.

When Paissios saw his parents who had arrived to take him away against his will, he dug a hole and he put himself into it to pray, but a stone fell, covered the hole and buried him.

The parents were not able to dig out him so they decided to leave him in the place that he had loved a lot and they built over him the monastery of Metamorphoses.

The church is often closed but next to it there is an old building that was part of the monastery, today is abandoned, that has still inside tubs in stone, grinders and other objects.