Sunday, June 07, 2015

Port of Call: Corfu Part 2

The monastery at the top of the hill in Paleokastritsa was the next stop. The monastery of Paleokastritsa bears the name of the Virgin Mary, Panagia in Greek. It is believed that it was first established in the 13th century, but the present buildings were constructed in the 18th century. It is home to 8 monks, although we didn't see any. Entrance is free of charge.

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The grounds inside and outside the monastery are home to many cats (separate post) and I was warmly welcomed by one of them, obviously representative of the clowder.

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19 comments:

  1. Ohhh, I can't for your post about cats! That is one sweet baby there! (Btw, your title has a typo :D)

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  2. Beautiful monastery.... So peaceful. That greeter must have been the Mayor of The Clowder ... There to welcome important guests!

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  3. That looks like a fabulous place to explore and take photos!

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  4. now that is just one nice monastery,
    I already notice one from the entrance, where the mother and child has its gilded details and the chandelier and frames that are tinted in gold. ^0^

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  6. Cute kitty and I love the various scenes. The monastery is beautiful. Gorgeous trip photos, thanks for taking me along. Have a happy week!

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  7. awww lovely cat, I would've taken it home with me

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  8. What a beautiful place ~ love the monastery and cute kitty you are petting ~ All wonderful shots!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  9. Lovely shots of the monastery!

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  10. Wonderful shots of monastery located in beautiful location.

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  11. Great shots, is this in Greece? Another destination in my bucket list since long

    www.rathinasviewspace.com

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  12. As usual, you will almost hear what i will say, i am envious!

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  13. Now I REALLY want to go back!!!!

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  14. Lovely series on Corfu. The top shot is very cool! :-)

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  15. What a beautiful monastery and setting.

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  16. A fantastic peaceful place, and you've depicted it so well with your wonderful images!

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  17. Hi! Nice captures. I have never seen the inside of monastery yet. Your photos are very impressive for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Amazing photos. Love the doorways and signs.

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  19. the monks have a nice place to live in :)

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