Bella Vista to Paleokastritsa
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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!
This Earthcache is placed at the most beautiful vista to the north-west of the Corfu. This vista is rightly called “Balcony of the Ionian Sea”. Corfu is one of the islands that are contained to the Ionian zone. At this “Balcony” you can see the beauty of a segmentation and ruggedness of geotectonic activities in this area.
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.
Bella Vista to Paleokastritsa
At Earthcache place you will enjoy a spectacular view to the city Paleokastritsa and the Bay of Liapades. On the right peninsula (as you can see from the vista point of view) there is a monastery Panagia Theotokos.
Paleokastritsa is situated 16 miles north-west of Corfu's attractive capital, Corfu Town. Paleokastritsa is one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu. Paleokastritsa is chiefly memorable for the exceptional scenery along with the superb beaches. You can swim at six different secluded sand and fine pebble beach enclosed by tall cliffs, wooded headlands, olive groves, lemon and cypress trees and lush hilly countryside. Favourite walks are up to the promontory farthest north to find the charming Theotokos monastery, the 13th century Venetian Castrizza San Angelo, and to the hills beyond. You can reach Aghios Georgios with its immense beach by water-taxi. There are plenty of boat trips from Paleokastritsa beach. Add variety to holidays in Paleokastritsa by visiting Lakones and other hillside villages, where you will find quiet traditional Corfu charm and memorable country taverns. Buses run to Corfu Town for a change of atmosphere.
Paleokastritsa beach is famous for its clear water and striking blue-green colours. In fact it is one of a string of six spectacularly situated coves. Rocks provide great points for diving. Snorkelling is another justly popular Paleokastritsa holiday activity. Taverns and accommodation are scattered around the resort, many in excellent locations. Paleokastritsa is not for those seeking lots of lively nightlife but there are plenty of taverns, bars and a couple of discos to keep you busy if you wish, as Paleokastritsa has been a British favourite for years.
How to get the earthcache coordinates
Earthcache “Bella Vista to Paleokastritsa” is easy reachable using car and road from Paleokastritsa to Lakones. Drive carefully!
Approving the finding
To approve the finding of this Earthcache you need to:
1) As mentioned above this vista is called “Balcony of the Ionian Sea”. Using profile e-mail me the names of all big seven Ionian Islands.
2) From this seven Ionian Islands there are two that are not contained in the geotectonic Ionian Zone at all. Using profile e-mail me
a) the names of these two islands and
b) the name of the geotectonic zone that the more northern island is contained in.
3) Geomorphology activities formed this area in many bays, peninsulas and small islands. From the Bella Vista (Earthcache coordinates) you can see some of them. Using profile e-mail me how many distinct bays, peninsulas and small rock islands you see from the Earthcache coordinates.
4) Using profile e-mail me the name of the paid appliance which is in the middle and close to banister at the “Bella Vista to Paleokastritsa” coordinates.
5) Upload in the log photo from the “Bella Vista to Paleokastritsa” coordinates with you and the Bay of Liapades (see spoiler). Please do not put the paid appliance in the photo.
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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Last Updated: on 10/22/2017 1:10:28 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:10 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum