Pontikonisi is a green and tree-lined rock, which is located at the entrance of the lagoon of Halikiopoulos, opposite the airport of Corfu "Ioannis Kapodistrias".
This rock is one of the most popular and well-known tourist attractions of Corfu.
It is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Corfu and in recent years various infrastructures have been made, such as the construction of a pier, so that the various boats and boats run aground, which during the summer months carry out the transport with the rock from Kanoni, Perama and the monastery of the Blachernae in Kanoni.
The rock is a natural museum and every 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.
Usually there is a boat which takes the visitors to the island and after every 15 minutes comes to return them.