Day Nine - Spartilas to Perithia

In late April 1855 Edward Lear wrote: ‘After a latish breakfast we set out to go to the top of San Salvador (910m high Mt. Pantokrator). The first part of the way was truly lovely from the wild flowers but the ascent of the mountain was tiresome, though the view is very extensive, & towards Albania beautiful.’ The ‘lost world’ of the karst plateau is our special place.

The descent to the most northerly point of Corfu, through the tourist favourite of semi-ruined Byzantine Old Perithia, is our reward. At the end we come to what Gerald Durrell described as: ‘a large lake with the pleasant jingling name of Antionotissa. It was one of our favourite haunts.’

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