Watch a movie about the geography of Corfu. I wish you much fun and pleasure.
For those who prefer to text instead of reading a video to watch, here’s the copywriter version:
Where the Adriatic ends and merges into the Ionian Sea lies Corfu. Corfu is called in Greek Kerkyra, according to her is also the capital of the same named. Corfu is known as the green island in the Mediterranean. It is also popular with many Greeks as a holiday island.
The exact geographical location is 39 ° 37 ‘N, 19 ° 49′ E. This is also the reason why the procedure in Greece watches. The difference is one hour ahead of Central European Time and two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The shift is in the same winter and summer, as Greece has, like all other European countries, the summer time.
Although Corfu is known to everyone, thanks to its name, it is about 580 km ² but only the seventh largest island of Greece. Of the Ionian island, it is the second largest. To the northwest is the Italian boot heel. To the east is the mainland, separated by the Straits of Corfu. Here Corfu close to within two kilometers of the Albanian coast. The exact latitude and estimates vary, it is certain that it is longer than it is wide, what you probably also introduced the other names Makira Sharia. Probably the coast to 220 km More than 50 different beaches, here’s something for every taste.
If you look to the north of Corfu town, so you can see the coast of Barbati and Nissaki is the highest elevation, the Pantorkrator. The Weltenbeherrscher, whatever his name is translated, is 906 meters high. In general, the northern part is from a line drawn between Nissaki Paleokastritsa and more gebiergig. The entire Pantorkrator-massive falls steeply to the south and east. The villas in this area are in great demand. At night, you have here a wonderful view of Corfu city.The variety of limestones in the north very large. Especially in the Northeast, there are numerous quarries.
The mittelkorfiotische hills called “Messi”. There is Corfu town on a barrier peninsula. This region is mostly hilly with intermediate levels. It was formed by gypsum deposits in the Mesozoic era. On the west coast there is a mountain range extending to the south after Halikunas. Here are mainly chalk and jurassic. Between the chain and the center of the island is the Ropa Valley, it was created by a grave breach.
In the south of the island, particularly around Lefkimmi Corfu flat and there in the east lie the old Saltworks, now a nature reserve. The elevations in the southwest of the island are tertiary limestones and conglomerates intercalated with gypsum.
The “medium-Corfiot Highland” is represents a third geological area of Corfu consists of various mountain ranges. They extend from north to south. In the northern area can be found mainly in front of chalk and jurassic. In the southern half of the island consists of Tertiary limestone and conglomerates intercalated with gypsum.
Corfu has two lakes, each surrounded a conservation area. In the north there is the lake Andiniotissa near Ag. Spiridon. In the south of the Lake Korrsison, the only sand dunes from the sea separates. The four small rivers Potamos, Sidari, Messonghi and Lefkimmi are often dry in the summer. Especially in the north, there are year-round sources of drinking water.
In the large bay of Gouvia and Corfu, the two islands of Lazaretto and Vidos. On the last held the children’s summer camps and for Stätter in summer a popular excursion.
The lookout in Lakones has a beautiful new railings. Last year I was a little surprised, because the old railing no longer seemed very stable. Now a new has been installed. So guests can calm her recordings of this unique location make.
Most tour operators offer tours on and on about Paleokastitsa Lakones. Unfortunately, this will. Makrades in to the fact that there exist many tourist business and sometimes quite intrusive effect on the guests
But this should not prevent anyone from one of these beautiful join tours or on your own a car. In the region around Ag. Giogios Pagi, Angelokastro Paleokastritsa and there are many walking routes, unfortunately poorly signposted. A guide is highly recommended. If you are looking for a guide, you are welcome to contact me.
Tomorrow’s a big general strike is planned. Affected are the Greek domestic air transport, railways and ferries. Other state institutions such as museums and archaeological sites are also affected. Local authorities and schools are also closed. It is still unclear whether the air traffic controllers strike.
This general strike is the 27th in a row. Reason for the strike are the savings and consolidation program between Athens and the international donors. This was signed three years ago. In addition to further the largest union in the private sector GSEE and the largest union call for the public sector ADEDY on the strike.
Furthermore, it is called in Athens to a central Kundegebung. Be required under collective bargaining agreements and effective measures to combat unemployment. Then there are the political demand that the government waived forced recruitment. This ended the last strike almost instantly.
In hospitals, there is only one emergency.
Again and again, there is usually a smaller quakes here on Corfu. This is because that the African plate moves under the European. But how exactly are the plate tectonic context and where the shear forces occur. This graph illustrates this issue very closely.
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