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Welcome to the website of Pantokrator-Kamarela Monastery located on the island of Corfu (Kerkyra) in Greece!

Every year a lot of people from different countries come to Corfu. If ordinary tourists are attracted by the clear sea, beautiful beaches, and a mild Mediterranean climate, then Christian pilgrims from all over the world flock here to worship the numerous holy relics located on the island. Here are kept the holy relics of Saint Spyridon of Tremithus, Empress Theodora, and the holy Apostles Jason and Sosipater of the Seventy. There are many ancient temples with miracle-working icons and other relics on this relatively small island, and about twenty active monasteries.

Pantokrator-Kamarela Monastery is located in the northern part of the island, among hills overgrown with olives and cypresses and small, hardly ever visited by tourists villages. The name of the Monastery comes from the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, in honour of which the Monastery was consecrated (“Pantokrator” means “The Almighty” in Greek), and the Kamarela spring with exceptionally pure water originating on the territory of the Monastery. There are several monasteries on the island named Pantokrator after the Lord Almighty, so they are distinguished by the second clarifying name — the name of a neighbouring village or an object of nature.

This small Monastery has a very neat and cared-for look.

Olive, citrus, and grape orchards belonging to the Monastery are spread out on all the territory. There are many flowers here all year round, and everything bears the signs of utmost attention and care. The Monastery is completely self-sufficient, that is, it lives off its own farmstead and donations. It produces its own dry wine, soap, and olive oil of very high quality.

To date, three elderly nuns are living in the Monastery. Their whole life is inextricably linked with work and prayer. On Sundays and holidays, divine services are consistently held in the main temple, and the doors of the Monastery are hospitably open to all the comers, pilgrims, and guests from all over the world.

Unfortunately, the years and the strength of the nuns are running out, and there are no young people to whom they could pass on their experience of life in Christ before they cross over to Him… We would like to hope that some of those who find out about our Monastery will want to come here, some — to return, and some — to stay…