Pontikonisi

Pontikonisi
Native name: Ποντικονήσι
The islet of Pontikonisi
Pontikonisi
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
Area 1 ha (2.5 acres)
Administration
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]

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

See also

Media related to Pontikonisi (Corfu) at Wikimedia Commons

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