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Regards from Corfu.rnrnPicture taken at random, I spent yesterday the whole day in Corfu town, late in the evening I had no time to look at my pictures or to write anything. rnIt is probably the most well known corfiot landmark, its image comes to mind when talking about Corfu. The Vlacherena monastery was founded many centuries ago on a little rocky island close to the southern tip of the Kanoni peninsula. It was a women’s monastery and according to the marble plaque above the white traditional campanile, the present chapel was built in 1685. The oldest still existing funeral gravestone dates from 1758. In 1799, when Corfu was under the rule of democratic France, it was mentioned that the church belonged to the family of the famous greek composer N.C. Mantzaros. During the 19th century, the monastery had started to decline.rnIt is open to the public all year round. Somebody can enjoy its beauty and tranquillity and pray.

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