Corfu: Kanoni, the peninsula near Kerkyra (Corfu Town). | enigma

Corfu: Kanoni, the peninsula near Kerkyra (Corfu Town).

The town of Perama, in the east of Corfu Island, runs a dam that connects the Kanoni Peninsula with the rest of the island.

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The dam is only accessible on foot, is barely a metre wide and runs along a lagoon called the Chalkiopoulus Lagoon, where small boating boats and waterfowl and local fishermen catch fish in the shallow water.

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On one side there is a low stone wall, on the other hand, you can just suck into the Ionian Sea. Especially when you know scooters ride over it too, so there's ridiculously little room to go aside.

The lagoon is formed by the dam, which tempers the tides, because right behind the lagoon is Corfu Airport with its one runway.

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If you stand in the middle of the dam, you'll be right below the flight path. You can see large and small passenger planes coming from far away. They focus on the marker lights that are in the sea. So if you stand there, they're just over your head, the landing wheels are already unfolded, to hit the ground on the other side of the dam. I even see many tourists pull in his head when it flies over.

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Spectacle assured. Also on departure, planes drive to the extreme point of the runway, where they have to turn around to get speed from us on the same runway. The booming noise when the starter motors get to speed is impressive. I've seen planes close to an airport before, but I haven't seen it that close yet.

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From the dam you have a beautiful view of the island of Vlacherna with its monastery of the same name. The islet is barely the size of the monastery, with some boulders around it. This too can be reached on foot, via a dam. The white building is too beautiful in the bright blue sea. It is one of the most photographed spots on Corfu.

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It even passes a pirate ship, including skull flag, with shreds of music from the film “Pirates of the Carribean” floating on the wind.

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Opposite this little island, steps past lush gardens allow you to reach the height of Kanoni. Also along these steps you can enjoy beautiful views of the island of Vlacherna and the island of Pontikonissi, nicknamed 'Mouse Island'. It's uninhabited.

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