Perhaps the most visited due to its prominent position is the Monastery of Yperagia Theotokou in Paleokastritsa. Not only is it one of the first to be built dating back to 1228 but the views of Corfu Island’s west coast are dramatically beautiful making it one of the most famous spots on the island. Edward Leer, Louis Golding and Arthur Foss are amongst the prominent foreigners that have stayed here. A small museum also exists within the monastery walls. Clothing attire is to be respectful as is the monastic condition of silence.