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]

Pontikonisi
Native name:
Ποντικονήσι
Pontikonisi Island.jpg
The islet of Pontikonisi
Pontikonisi is located in Corfu
Pontikonisi
Pontikonisi
Geography
LocationMediterranean Sea
Coordinates39°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
Area1 ha (2.5 acres)
Administration
MunicipalityCorfu
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

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

See alsoEdit

  Media related to Pontikonisi (Corfu) at Wikimedia Commons

ReferencesEdit

  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.