Sunday, September 5, 2010

Island Tour I

Rented a car for 2 days on Wednesday
to explore the rest of the island...
.
Not the previous one
but this red jeep
First day is for the Southern part of Corfu
.
First stop in Kanoni
to see the Monastery of the Virgin of Vlacherna
- set on the islet of Vlacherna,
linked to Corfu by a smal bridge
.
Monastery shop inside
.
The lagoon of Chalikopoulos
.
The Corfu airport is just a couple of kilometers
from the Corfu Town
near Kanoni
- dramatically exciting!
.
Second stop:
Korision Lake
- the fresh water lake is around 5km long
- surrounded by lush vegetation
.
Said to b a fabulous haven for wildlife,
such as sandpipers & egrets
- easy to believe
.
A massive stretch of water separated from the sea
by sand dunes and beaches
.
Jeep was extremely practical in this sand!
.
On the other side of the dunes
is a long sandy beach
.
Surfers paradise
as the wind is rather strong here
.
Lemon tree
.
Continued driving to Kavos
which according to
Eyewitness Travel Top 10
Corfu & The Ionian islands
was a traditional villge
with scenic beauty
.
Well, Kavos looks like this
and this
- full of British youngsters
trying to recover from hangout
.
As didn't feel like having lunch in Kavos
drove to the next village, Potami in Lefkimmi
to find some place to eat
.
Cheeky Face taverna in Potami
- looks a liitle bit suspicious,
but the Greek food was good!
- in Greece the outlook of a place
is not equivalent to the quality of food
.
Port of Petriti
.
Beautiful way from Petriti to Boukaris
- it can be made by foot as the traffic
is not heavy on this road
but this time made it by car
.
Olive groves
- there're millions of olive trees in Corfu
.
Glifada beach
- sea looks always so wonderful
.
Kaiser's Thorne in Pelekas
- left the car down in the village
and walked up here
.
View from the Kaiser's Thorne
.
and to the other direction
.
Looks pittoresque!
.
Narrow alleys of Pelekas
.
Roofs of Pelekas
.
Herbs by a wall
.
Fire somewhere!
- it's really dry so no wonder
.
The sheep seem to be ok,
not worried or restless
.


It do look frightening!

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