Vlacherna Monastery
Vlacherna Monastery
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  • Atherton F
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the trip
    Beautiful setting, great location for photos, easy to park. Lovely cafe to sit and watch the world go by. The aeroplanes land at Corfu airport over the monastery so it’s a perfect place for natural beauty but also to watch the planes coming in
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • chantelleAmersham
    Luton, United Kingdom109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Corfu Image
    We got a bus to Corfu Town and then a number 2 bus to Kanoni, which is where the Vlacherna Monastry and Mouse Island are situated. The bus stops at the top where the restaurants / bars and shops are situated. The food and drinks at the Kanavi restaurant have a good choice and prices are competitive, and I was impressed that everytime you ordered anything, the waiter brought a bottle of water for free with your purchase. The Corfu runway is right by the monastery, so is quite exciting watching all the aircraft landing and taking off while you're eating and drinking. We walked down from the restaurant to the monastery and had a look around, there is a well stocked gift shop for you to browse . There are little boats that will take you over to Mouse Island for 3 euros each, where you can walk around the island and climb up the steps to the little chapel and gift shop. It was a nice half day trip out to what is essentially the image of Corfu.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 August 2023
  • ram88doc
    Navarre, Florida347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Corfu
    We rode the hop-on hop-off bus to Kanoi to see the Monastery. The restaurant by the bus stop at the top of the hill has reasonable prices and great views. You have to walk down a large number of stairs to get down to the pier, then walk across to the Monastery. The Corfu airport runway is just past the Monastery so it is irritating to listed to the planes as they are landing directly overhead. The Monastery itself is pretty small. For 2 euors per person you can also take a small fishing boat for a 5 minute ride to Mouse Island, that according to mythology is the ship of Odysseus that was stoned by the god Poseidon. There is a small church at the top of the island you can visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • SB01
    Sonning Common, United Kingdom866 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Four Stars for Location
    Visually stunning and largely unspoiled, but very small so don’t make this the centre piece of a trip. Other than the view and a brief glimpse inside there is nothing else to see. It can easily be reached by bus from Corfu Town, then it’s a sharp steep descent to sea level. You can combine this with a boat trip around mouse island or do as we did and walk along the jetty and marvel as planes fly close over your head to land at the airport. There are some decent places to eat before/after the descent and you could combine it with Mon Repos.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Sarah C
    Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice little excursion for an hour or so.
    Drove here after a day out in Corfu Town. Followed google maps easily and parked in the large parking area. A lovely spot for photography. Spent about an hour here including having a drink at the bar opposite the monastery while watching the sunset and the planes flying into the airport. A nice way to end our day out in Corfu Town.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Charlotte R
    87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil yet also a plane spotters paradise!
    A beautiful and tranquil place to visit, especially after the bustle of Corfu Town. There were lots of fish clearly visible in the waters around the church, along with sleeping ducks and cats. Whilst it is only small, we enjoyed our time there. Inside, there is a small shop and there is the opportunity to light a candle to pray for a loved one. During our visit, there was also a helpful lady explaining more about the church and its use over the years. It is also a great spot to watch planes. During our visit, planes were landing from this direct and we saw lots coming impressively close on their journey towards the runway. A good spot for plane spotters, without doubt!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 June 2024
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Charlotte R
87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
A beautiful and tranquil place to visit, especially after the bustle of Corfu Town.
There were lots of fish clearly visible in the waters around the church, along with sleeping ducks and cats. Whilst it is only small, we enjoyed our time there. Inside, there is a small shop and there is the opportunity to light a candle to pray for a loved one. During our visit, there was also a helpful lady explaining more about the church and its use over the years.

It is also a great spot to watch planes. During our visit, planes were landing from this direct and we saw lots coming impressively close on their journey towards the runway. A good spot for plane spotters, without doubt!
Written 13 June 2024
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Pierre Yves S
Namur, Belgium2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This little monastery is very cute. It is just inside the harbour, where you can also rent boats. There is not much to see inside.
Written 5 February 2024
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Sarah C
Leigh-on Sea, UK151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Drove here after a day out in Corfu Town. Followed google maps easily and parked in the large parking area.

A lovely spot for photography. Spent about an hour here including having a drink at the bar opposite the monastery while watching the sunset and the planes flying into the airport.

A nice way to end our day out in Corfu Town.
Written 18 October 2023
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CassimaSK
Bicester, UK212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Combine your visit with the plane viewpoint and/or boat trip to the Mouse Island as they all are in one place and located outside the touristic town centre yet easily accessible by bus.
The monastery is very picturesque - located on a small island, is very cosy.
Written 5 October 2023
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Visually stunning and largely unspoiled, but very small so don’t make this the centre piece of a trip. Other than the view and a brief glimpse inside there is nothing else to see. It can easily be reached by bus from Corfu Town, then it’s a sharp steep descent to sea level. You can combine this with a boat trip around mouse island or do as we did and walk along the jetty and marvel as planes fly close over your head to land at the airport. There are some decent places to eat before/after the descent and you could combine it with Mon Repos.
Written 19 September 2023
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Mike S
Cardiff, UK15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The small island at one end of Kanoni harbour forms part of The View which every visitor to Corfu has to experience on their holiday. Its just as pretty close-up. You can't see much inside but can walk around the exterior, noting the cats curled up in shady spots. The traditional three-bell tower is extremely photogenic, especially with the single tall tree alongside.
Written 17 September 2023
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ram88doc
Navarre, FL347 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We rode the hop-on hop-off bus to Kanoi to see the Monastery. The restaurant by the bus stop at the top of the hill has reasonable prices and great views. You have to walk down a large number of stairs to get down to the pier, then walk across to the Monastery. The Corfu airport runway is just past the Monastery so it is irritating to listed to the planes as they are landing directly overhead. The Monastery itself is pretty small. For 2 euors per person you can also take a small fishing boat for a 5 minute ride to Mouse Island, that according to mythology is the ship of Odysseus that was stoned by the god Poseidon. There is a small church at the top of the island you can visit.
Written 7 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

chantelleAmersham
Luton, UK109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We got a bus to Corfu Town and then a number 2 bus to Kanoni, which is where the Vlacherna Monastry and Mouse Island are situated. The bus stops at the top where the restaurants / bars and shops are situated. The food and drinks at the Kanavi restaurant have a good choice and prices are competitive, and I was impressed that everytime you ordered anything, the waiter brought a bottle of water for free with your purchase. The Corfu runway is right by the monastery, so is quite exciting watching all the aircraft landing and taking off while you're eating and drinking. We walked down from the restaurant to the monastery and had a look around, there is a well stocked gift shop for you to browse . There are little boats that will take you over to Mouse Island for 3 euros each, where you can walk around the island and climb up the steps to the little chapel and gift shop. It was a nice half day trip out to what is essentially the image of Corfu.
Written 27 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Atherton F
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful setting, great location for photos, easy to park. Lovely cafe to sit and watch the world go by. The aeroplanes land at Corfu airport over the monastery so it’s a perfect place for natural beauty but also to watch the planes coming in
Written 26 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kristi sejdi
Saranda, Albania62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Such a lovely place to visit. The monastery is amazing, also there is a souvenir shop. There's also some cute ducks. Breathtaking place to visit, to watch planes, to take pictures, etc.
Written 20 August 2023
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