Located approximately 1,5 kilometres from the village of Spartilas, a small path which is know for many years as The Corfu Trial, takes you to the summit of the mountain where you top out on to this amazonian ancient church.
For non walkers it is advisable to reach Taxiarchis via the road leading to mount Pantokrator, using this LINK.
You can not use Google to find the correct place to walk as a tourist, as it take you from the village and this route is very difficult and we advise it is only used for experienced walkers.
For many years Taxiarchis has had no roof and inside are some of the oldest icons dawn its walls, and it is one of the oldest churches here on Corfu.
Where we are ow
Pete from Corfu Tourist wanted to give something back to the island and because of living in the village, thought this was a very good project, but the journey has not been easy.
It all started 2 years ago when he was told about ts church and asked if there was any way to save it, as it was privately built and still owned by the Michalakadis family. Who have now officially handed it over to the villages of Spartilas.
We need to raise ten thousand euros for the materials to fit a new roof, door and one window in accordance with the certification on the archaeological society. The labour to fit the roof is being supplied FREE the Dimitris and other members of the village.
The village will also help to raise funds also. But this is far from what is required to complete the roof, as there is no road to it and by foot it takes approximately 20 minutes. The only way is to carry everything manually and this is where the mountain runners, local hikers, locals and many other groups will come together as one big machine to carry all the supplies to Taxiarchis
Use this LINK to our GOFUNDME page where we ask you to make a donation of any amount. Carrying the materials and construction is planned to start by the 20th March 2022, as this is the best time of year where all the locals are available to help. If you have access to a military helicopter that could lift all the materials from Ipsos directly to Taxiarchis we would love to here from you.
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