Mouse Island (Pontikonisi)

Everybody knows the picturesque Mouse island or Pontikonisi as the locals call it, at the entrance of Gulf of Halikiopoulos, front of the airport runway, along with the neighboring Vlacherna.
It is the most characteristic landscape of Corfu.

On the top of this tiny rocky islet, there is the 11th century Byzantine Church of Pantokrator surrounded by dense vegetation.
It is the first thing that every new visitor sees when approaching Corfu airport, it sits literally in the geographical center of the island, very close to the town, between Kanoni peninsula, Perama, and Benitses. Due to the fact that Pantokrator church was actually a monastery with monks, typically visits for the monastery are restricted except only at the 6th of August, when the Church is celebrating.

The rest of the island thought can be visited at any time as from the beach below Kanoni and the Vlacherna island, several small boats sail there regularly.