Askitario in Nymfes
The askitareio in Nymphes is one of the oldest Christian monuments in Corfu. The monastery lies amidst a forest of incredible beauty. At first glance, the vegetation consists of olive trees, cypresses and chestnut trees, but, as one walks deeper into the woods, there are many oak and pine trees. It is one of the most beautiful roads on the island of Corfu. A little further from the remains of buildings a volume of rocks rises. According to the legend, this was the place where a monk from Epirus named Artemije Paisios lived as a hermit in the fifth century. According to the same legend, the hermit was killed by a dislodged rock and was buried underneath. The Temple of Pantocrator lies amidst the woods, adjacent to which there are cells built by stone. In 1932, the first Agricultural School of Corfu operated in these premises. On the ground floor of the cells there is a traditional olive oil mill that you can visit. The oldest of these buildings that survive today date from the 16th or 17th century.