Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mouse Island

Mouse Island
Originally uploaded by truestarrus
On a brief shopping trip to the British Store in Perama, we decided to stop and have a little liquid refreshment to cool down on the hot day.

This was our lovely view:

Pontikonisi (Greek meaning "mouse island") is home of the monastery of Pantokrator (Μοναστήρι του Παντοκράτορος); it is the white stone staircase of the monastery that when viewed from afar gives the impression of a (mouse) tail which lent the island its name: 'mouse island'.

The charming little Avra Taverna on the road to Benitses, was a perfect spot. We got to look at Mouse Island, drink a lovely ice cold beer AND watch the planes land!

[still having problems posting pics, but hey, maybe I'll just have to make short posts whenever I want you to see a lovely picture of the island! - or figure something out... yes-yes, I know.. Isn't a picture worth a thousand words?]


  1. Sounds absolutely lovely Jes. I love your pics. I often wondered by the way, why my brother and his family have been holidaying in Corfu every year for about 25 years now. They do go to other places as well, but they stay with a Greek family they met all those years ago, and have all watched their children grow up together. Now I know's such a beautiful place..maybe I'll get there one of these days.

  2. love this shot of your little pontikonisi!! there is a similar island in ithaka's harbor and i'm planning a post about it soon --- great minds think alike haha!!

    love traveling along vicariously on your splendid corfiot spots..



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