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Salt flats at Lefkimmi, Corfu

Wed, 6th Jun 2012

Stilts at the salt flats - a romantic Corfu unknown to most holidaymakers. It really is like taking a walk back in time when you visit this remote part of the south east coast of Corfu.

There are signs of the previous flourishing salt industry in the form of abandoned, rusting machinery - buckets, scoops and wheeled carts. Having just visited the Edward Lear exhibition in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, and having seen his sketches of this same area, it was as if we were seeing Corfu through his eyes, and here, at least, there were no modern intrusions - just the water, flat and still as a lake, and a background of sky and distant mountains.