Pontikonisi is a green and tree-lined rock, located at the entrance of Halikiopoulos Lagoon, opposite the “Ioannis Kapodistrias” airport in Corfu.
This rock is one of the most popular and well-known tourist attractions in Corfu. It is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Corfu and in recent years various infrastructures have been built, such as the construction of a pier, in order to dismantle the various boats and boats, which during the summer months transport the rock from Kanoni, Perama and the monastery. of the Blachernae in Canon.
The rock is a natural museum and any visit is forbidden, so as not to be damaged by the footsteps of visitors.
During the reign of Otto, a monastery was built in Pontikonisi with a church dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Savior, which celebrates on August 6, the day of the feast.
Entry to the island is normally allowed at certain times of the year, without the supervision of guards.
There is usually a boat that takes visitors to the island and then every 15 minutes it comes back to them.