Kanoni of Corfu
One of the most beautiful districts of Corfu, Kanoni, is located in the outskirts of the modern city, in the southern peninsula of the hill of Assumption where, the archaeological area of Palaiopoli is located. Kanoni was named during the French Occupation of Corfu, when generals decided in 1798 to place the most significant fortifications and the battery there. The French Kanoni (which means cannon) is still in this spot and one can browse at it at a close distance.
Just below Kanoni, the Lagoon of Chalikiopoulos dominates where you will enjoy one of the most characteristic landscapes of Corfu: Pontikonisi and Panagia Vlahernon. The small, tiled roof chapel which is connected to the land by a narrow strip of cement and the verdant, emblematic islet in the entrance of the bay is one of the most photographed sights of Corfu and the best way to enjoy them from high above, is to observe them from Kanoni. Another reason that makes Kanoni unique is that it is located above the runway of the national airport of Corfu. Thus, you have the opportunity to observe small and large planes which pass so close in front of you that you will feel like you can touch them.
At the same time when the sun sets and colors with its soft, golden touch, the waters of the lagoon, the Vlaheraina and Pontikonisi, the airplanes constantly bring travelers to Corfu, at this moment, the experience in Kanoni becomes unique. If you are lucky to see the sunset at the same time when the moon rises, it is then that you will have enjoyed the magic of Corfu in all its glory.