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Title: Pontikonisi  
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Subject: Isle of the Dead (painting), Gramvousa, Corfu, Aegean Sea, List of islands of Greece
Collection: Ionian Islands, Islands of the Ionian Islands (Region), Landforms of Corfu (Regional Unit)
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Native name: Ποντικονήσι
The islet of Pontikonisi
Pontikonisi is located in Corfu
Pontikonisi (Corfu)
Location Mediterranean Sea
Municipality Corfu
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]

In popular culture

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

See also


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  2. ^ Harrison, Max (2005), Rachmaninoff, Continuum International Publishing Group, pg 159.

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