Corfu Platytera Monastery

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Location: Town

The Monastery of Platytera in Corfu, Greece: The Holy Monastery of Virgin Mary Platytera is located in the neighborhood of Mandouki, in a walking distance from Corfu Town. As it is not in the promenade of the Old Town, it is not that common among visitors. However, from a historical aspect, this is one of the most important monasteries on the island. The monastery was built in 1743. In 1799, during the French-Russian-Turk war, the people of Mandouki were locked there to save themselves. Unfortunately, the monastery was sieged, people were killed and the church was destroyed.

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The Monastery of Platytera distinguishes for its tall bell tower. There is a nice patio and a garden around the church, while in the basement there are the graves of two important Greek personalities: Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of modern Greek State who originated from Corfu, and Fotos Tzavellas, a famous hero of the Greek Revolution. In the interior of the church, there are rare Byzantine icons and interesting frescoes.

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How to get there

The Platytera Monastery is located in Corfu Town just a 10-minute walk away from the central bus station and a 7-minute walk away from a parking lot.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Corfu transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 694 5452 338, 0030 697 3372 289 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Corfu with as little as 12 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Platytera Monastery and many other places of interest in Corfu at their own pace.

By Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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