Thursday, 28 July 2011

The La Grotta cove and the view from Bella Vista

  One of the most enchanting spots in the island is the little cove near Paleokastritsa, called "La Grotta" ("cave" in italian") where a beach bar stands there since the 60s. The bar seems to be built between the rocks from which brave swimmers use to dive. The place is usually packed with holiday groups and the music is playing loud. The establishment is open until late at night so you can have an exotic cocktail overlooking the illuminated bay down below.

A short video with the panorama from "La Grotta":

  Few kilometres up the mountainous road to Krini, there is another wonderful spot offering breathtaking views. It is called "Bella Vista" (italian for "good view"). There are no words to describe the views you get from up there. The endless blue of the Ionian sea is extending below as well as the hills and the coves of Paleokastritsa. At the right, Aggelokastro can be easily spotted looking as a sleepless guard of the passage to the Adriatic sea while at the opposite direction the Old Fortress with Corfu town below it can be seen at a distance.

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