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Kanóni - Corfù

 

Kanoni, Corfù

 

The main attraction of Kanóni is the delightful picture-postcard views of the islets and the costal scenery beyond. Although this long-standing beauty spot, only 5km south of Corfu Town, is now surrounded by development, there is something timeless and compelling about the two tiny islets opposite, one of which is crowned with a picturesque white church.

Kanoni, Corfù


You will enjoy a pleasant seaside walk there, which takes about an hour. Excursion boats to Kanóni run hourly in summer from the Old Port with splendid views of the Old Fortress and town along the way.
Kanóni, which name means “battery”, was named after a gun battery installed here by the French in 1798. Today the roar comes not from cannon fire but from airplanes overhead. This once-tranquil spot now lies directly beneath the flight path for Corfu’s airport. On busy summer days, you can linger over a drink while watching the planes come and go.
The islet is connected to the mainland by a cause-way, with small fishing boats bobbing in the blue water alongside. You can take a short boat ride to the second islet, Pontikoníssi (Mouse Island). It is said to be the petrified ship of Odysseus which was turned to stone by Poseidon in Homer’s Odyssey.


To see in the City of Corfù:

- Byzantine Museum

- Palace of St Michael and St George

- Campiéllo: Old Town

- Agios Spyridon

- Old Fortress

- Archaeological Museum

- Mon Repos

- Kanóni

- Mitrópoli

- New Fortress

- Esplanade and Liston