Thursday, 13 October 2011

The panoramic views from the Kaiser's throne lookout

  Between 1908 and the first world war, Kaiser Wilhelm II spent his summers at Achilleion Palace. His favourite trip was to the village of Pelekas (12 km from the town) from where he used to watch the sunset. A lookout point on a 220 metre tall hill is still known today as "Kaiser's Throne" from where you have a superb view of the central part of the island spreading out below your feet.
   From the lookout the view spreads from Mount Pantokrator and Albania to Agioi Deka mountain and the town. There is a set of binoculars amplifying the views offered and a semi-circular viewing platform as well.

The viewing platform

The town and environs
The Old Fortress

Pantokratoras range

Agioi Saranta, Albania behind the island's northeastern coast
Cruise ships and Vidos island
A Holland America lines cruise ship departing for the Adriatic sea
The airport, Kanoni peninsula and a ferry 
Analipsi hill in the background
Kanoni's peninsula tip with its hotels
Agioi Deka mountain
The southwestern coast
Ropa valley
The twin radio antennas, the tallest structures in the island
Varipatades village with Achilleion palace above it

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend and I are coming to Greece for 5 weeks (May & June 2012) and spending a week on Corfu....this website is so interesting and helpful. Thank you