Lagoon of Chalikiopoulos & Corfu International Airport, Corfu | 23 Mar 2016
The Greek Island of Corfu is abundant in eco-systems such as the Chalikiopoulos Lagoon near near the Ioannis Capodistrias Corfu International Airport. Hundreds of migratory birds find shelter at the Chalikiopoulos Lagoon. The distinguished geographical position of Corfu, in combination with the variety of eco-systems, contributes to the presence of a rich bird-fauna and an impressive flora rear to be found on an island environment. Some of the predatory birds threatened by extinction all over Europe fly from the Albanian coasts and nest to the islets around Corfu. The runway of Corfu airport passes literally through the Lagoon and this makes the plane landings magnificent and interesting. Corfu waits to welcome you while the airplane nearly ‘’touches’’ the Pontikonisi islet before landing at the airport.