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During our 10-days holiday on Corfu in August 2008 we successfully found all twelve caches on this island. In addition our wayfaring led us in fabulous places where no cache is placed. On three of them we decided to create Earthcaches: Pantokrator, Pantokrator II and Bella Vista to Paleokastritsa. We also highly recommend to visit by boat Lake Butrint and Vivari Channel which is not so far.
Enjoy this spectacular countryside!
Mount Pantokrator (yes, it has the same name as the highest mount on Corfu island) is a mountain located in the middle of the Corfu and with its height about 550 metres it is the highest mountain in this locality. White radar bulb on its top is non-overlooked. Corfu is one of the islands that are contained to the Ionian zone.
The Ionian zone exhibits three distinct stratigraphic sequences, representing a pre-rift, a syn-rift, and a post-rift stage of evolution of the Ionian realm, from a neritic platform environment to a pelagic basin. Corfu is located near the Kefalonia geological fault formation and as such earthquakes sometimes are felt. The whole island, composed as it is of various limestones formations, presents great diversity of surface, and the views from the more elevated spots are magnificent.
From the top of Pantokrator you can see the largest area of the island Corfu. You will see the city Corfu (Kerkyra) like on your palm.
How to get the earthcache coordinates
Earthcache “Pantokrator II” is reachable using car and road from Agio Deka and Makrata. Drive carefully! The last part of the road is from a concrete and it is narrow only for one car in both directions together. Fortunately on this road there is a little traffic because this mount is not frequently visited by tourists.
Approving the finding
To approve the finding of this Earthcache you need to:
1) Using profile e-mail me in which rift stage Pantokrator limestones were formed.
2) Geomorphology activities formed Pantokrator II into the mountain which has more than one peak. Using profile e-mail me how many peaks it has and how many peaks are accessible using roads or paths?
3) Using profile e-mail me in which height the Pantokrator II coordinates N 39° 33.053 E 019° 52.811 are. Please use your GPS at the given coordinates.
4) Using profile e-mail me the number that is on the yellow table on the coordinates N 39° 32.994 E 019° 52.874.
5) Using profile e-mail me which white object you see from the Pantokrator II coordinates N 39° 33.053 E 019° 52.811 in azimuth 215 degrees (approximately south-west) and distance 400 metres.
6) Upload in the log photo from the Pantokrator II coordinates N 39° 33.053 E 019° 52.811 with you and the radar (see spoiler). Please do not put above mentioned yellow table and white object in any photo that you uploaded.
Please feel free to log your finding and to send your answers for approving questions at the same time. If your answer will be incorrect we will contact you for its correction.
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