Pontikonisi

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Pontikonisi
Native name: Ποντικονήσι
Pondikonissi Island 05-06-06.jpg
The islet of Pontikonisi
Pontikonisi is located in Corfu
Pontikonisi
Pontikonisi (Corfu)
Geography
Location Mediterranean Sea
Coordinates 39°35′11″N 19°55′04″E / 39.586306°N 19.917694°E / 39.586306; 19.917694Coordinates: 39°35′11″N 19°55′04″E / 39.586306°N 19.917694°E / 39.586306; 19.917694
Country
Municipality Corfu
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Pontikonisi (Greek: Ποντικονήσι, "Mouse Island") is a Greek islet near the island of Corfu. Its prominent feature is a Byzantine chapel of Pantokrator, dating from the 11th or 12th century.[1]

In popular culture

The island of Pontikonisi might have served as an inspiration for Arnold Böcklin's famous painting Isle of the Dead.[2]

See also

Media related to Pontikonisi (Corfu) at Wikimedia Commons

References

  1. "Pontikonisi Island and the Church of Pantokrator". Real Corfu. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  2. Harrison, Max (2005), Rachmaninoff, Continuum International Publishing Group, pg 159.