November 14, 2019
The story of Palasa now speaking by artistic language

Located right beyond Llogora pass, where you can enjoy the stunning view from East to West, Palasa rises with beauty that fascinates and leaves you speechless. The crystalline Ionian waters that coast Palasa are easily merged to white stones with knife-like rocks that touch the deep blue of the sea and carry endless stories and mysteries.

The splendor of the white stones, characteristic of Palasa’s area significantly elevates its history, dating back thousands of years before Christ..

Once a thriving port of commerce, Palasa became the destination of Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, who in battle against his adversary Pompey in the year 48 BC, anchored ships and landed his legion at Akrokeraune, on the coast of Palasa (called at that time Paleste). This civil war that swept through the Roman Empire was a war not only about the individual fate of Julius Caesar and Pompey as the main protagonists, but at the same time decisive for the fate of the Empire and determination of its government.

The story of Julius Caesar does not simply lie within the confines of popular legend and tradition, but historians bring us evidences of Julius Caesar himself in his diary as well as by some authors of antiquity in publications such as Caesar’s “De bello Civili”, Apian’s “Bella Civilia” and Lukan’s “Pharsalia”, which describe in more detail this adventure.

Bringing to attention this fragment of history, Caesar’s and his army’s road has recently become accessible and a tourist destination for all nature and history enthusiasts. This itinerary is now called “On Caesar’s Trail” and connects the Llogora National Park with the Nature Monument, the Palace of Delta of the Palace.

In order to preserve the ancient history of this area and also to be known by all visitors, a great 4 meter breadth sculpture has been erected at Green Coast Resort & Residences, made by renowned artists. This work of art is precisely where Caesar’s journey is thought to have begun – where now lies the promenade of Green Coast, by the magical Ionian Sea. The coin-shaped sculpture with the icon of Julius Caesar is made of stainless steel to withstand coastal weather conditions. Although recently located on the Green Coast, this work of art is best promoting the historical facts of the Palace and is turning into a tourist attraction for all who rest or visit this locality.