On a tiny islet off the Kanoni peninsula is the whitewashed monastery of Vlacherna. It is connected to the mainland by a long wooden jetty and is an enchanting photo motif, especially in the evening when the sun sinks into the sea!
The monastery, built around 1700, is now abandoned but open for tours. It is located only three kilometres from the centre of Corfu Town. You can combine a visit to Vlacherna Monastery with a trip to the capital of Corfu.
Another place of interest is on the small green neighbouring island of Pondikonisi, also called “Mouse Island”. You can get there by boat, which leaves from the wooden jetty. There is a Byzantine chapel to see. As Pondikonisi is right in the flight path of Corfu’s airport, the mini-island is also the perfect place for plane-spotting!