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Old 10-29-2013   #16 (permalink)
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Yes, there is a traffic light on the road close behind the runway because planes landing on Rwy17 fly very low here (as you see in the photo) and the cars are stopped because of the jet blast. They say that Corfu airport is dangerous as it is encircled by water from three sides, but it is also very scenic.

The view from Kannoni actually serves as Corfu's visual signature.

The peninsula and Kanoni hill is one of the most famous sightseeing spots: It offers view of Mouse Island and the cute little white monastery of Vlaherena. However, it offers equaly good views of all airplane movements!

Kanoni was named after the battery of artillery established by the French in 1798. One of the battery's cannons still stands at the tourist kiosk found on the site.

The views from here are special because here you are actually standing above the threshold area, and so there are many possibilities for great shots with a sensational backdrop. From this point you have a superb overview and you can see the whole runway lying below. From this place you see the planes during the whole approach to Rwy35 until they finally pass you at the same level or some feet below you when they're on final. The point is equipped very well, there are small stores and two restaurants (and more within a five minute walk), so have a seat on the terrace, have a cold drink and watch the planes.
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