Kassiopi and Corfu Island

About Kassiopi

Kassiopi Corfu is situated on the North Eastern-most point of Corfu Island, at a 35 km drive of beautiful coastal road from Corfu Town. It is in the privileged location of being on the northern corner of the Corfu – Albania Channel, with spectacular views of the neighbouring Albanian city of Saranda and the more distant Albanian mountains, as well as receiving the open sea afternoon breeze that freshens up the hot summer atmosphere. It offers numerous little coves as beaches, but has also easy access to neighbouring villages and their beaches, spoiling you for choice.

Kassiopi - Greece, which was once a traditional Greek fishing village, has developed into a much sought-after tourist resort that maintains its natural charm with its picturesque little harbour being surrounded by lush green hills and an imposing Castle. An energetic climb to the castle filled with olive trees gives nice pleasant views over the village.
There are many little side streets to wander off to, and the semi-pedestrianized main street is ideal to stroll along, encountering numerous small tavernas, bars and shops selling all sorts of interesting things or what one might need during his/her holidays.

The small harbour and jetty are no-doubt the focal point of the village, looking out at sea. It is always very busy with boats setting sail, or fishing boats preparing the nets for the next day’s early morning outing, and most often you will see people fishing off the pier, which you can also do if you wish. On either side of the harbour, one might easily wander off to a small cove/beach, or take the longer walk around the western peninsula. As you walk to the main beaches, there are stunning views down to the beautiful coves with crystal clear and turquoise waters. The harbour is the place where you can rent a boat for the day or go on one of the organized boat trips leaving daily for a beach BBQ, Corfu Town, Scuba Diving, or other.

Corfu holidays provide the visitor a wide range of coasts and beaches with crystal clear water. Kassiopi is also renowned for its crystal clear waters, offering a choice of either pebbly or rocky beaches with sun beds and umbrellas or some smaller more isolated and more quiet beaches. There is also very easy access by boat or by car to nearby sandy beaches.

Walking holidays in Corfu are becoming more and more popular and if you are a walker, there are numerous paths leading up the mountain with its spectacular view of the coast. If you would rather drive, there are old towns and panoramic views to be explored in the vicinity. Kassiopi has a long history that dates back beyond Roman times when Tiberius built a villa at the area. Nero is another Roman emperor who visited Kassiopi. Little evidence remains of those Ancient times, but the guests may still visit the ruins of the Old Fort (built by the Angevines in the 13th Century on the foundations of earlier Roman ruins) and the very traditional 16th Century Greek Orthodox Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary (also built on the ruins of an earlier Roman temple), which hosts a feast in her honour on the 15th August each year.

Kassiopi is quite a pleasant touristy place that is tasteful & peaceful and is a magnet to all visitors no matter what the age group is. Its incredible history through the ages, its truly inspirational landscape  along with the serene olive grove expansions and the wonderful beaches, will surely engrave unforgettable experiences and memories to everyone. The resort of Kassiopi offers a large number of self catering apartments and studios offering quality accommodation, run family hotels and luxurious villas. The visitor has a lot of options and all the amenities of this beautiful holiday resort of Kassiopi Corfu.