Mount Pantokrator is the highest mountain in Corfu. Its in the north eastern tip of Corfu and is about a kilometre in height. So what does Pantokrator mean? Pantokrator is a translation of one of the names of God in Judaism. It means Almighty or all powerful. Another perspective on this is from christian iconography where statues or paintings of Christ is shown with the bible in the left and blessing with the right. Like so:
This is from St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai, where I will go one day. Anyway, back to Mount Pantokrator, the God Mountain.
Anyway, after parking the car, we start walking up.
The sides of the monastery are perched on top of a steep slope.
And then see the stupid stupid legs. The first monastery on the side was built way back in 1347 but was destroyed around 1537. Then this one was built in 1689 and the facade was erected in the 19th century.
Craggy side of the mountain.
That’s Gouvia Bay, our hotel is on the right hand side of the bay. On the left hand side of the bay is a giant marina.
The sun is setting and I wanted to get away before the sun set, I didnt want to tackle the road in the night, the car wasnt that good, the brakes were a bit dodgy. Here are some of the photographs of the sunset.
That’s it, we jumped into the car and drove back to the hotel. This was the penultimate day, the next day we lazed around in the hotel, played in the pool and sea and then came back.
While I was disappointed that I wasnt able to find any sign of Gerald Durrell and his life in Corfu (nothing, there is nothing at all), but I could recognise his descriptions. The lazy life in Corfu, the animal life, the bright sunshine, the olive groves. Wonderful, I loved it. Its good, but not good enough to come back here again.