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Kassiopi lies in Corfu’s north-eastern corner across the sea from Albania. Formerly a fishing village, Kassiopi is now an attractive holiday destination for beach lovers and sun seekers alike. Rolling green countryside, azure blue waters and quaint olive groves pave the way for a lively and bustling resort, where rich history, great food and fun combine. BeachesMost of the beaches making up this part of Corfu’s coastline are small and sheltered pebble bays. The longer stretches of shoreline include the Blue Flag Kalamionas Beach and Avlaki Beach, while the smaller coves of Pipitos, Kanoni and Bataria offer the seclusion of hidden gem beaches around the headland. All are easily accessible and boast crystal clear waters – ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Food & DrinkFresh seafood won’t go amiss in this harbour village, owed to the fisherman who bring in their local catch of the day. Plenty of traditional Greek tavernas feature throughout, as well as international restaurants offering Mexican, Chinese and Italian cuisine. Most eateries are family-friendly, while bars range from laidback cafes to chilled out beach bars to lively late-night picks. Be sure to try some of the delicacies of Corfu, such as local honey, soft cheeses and extra virgin olive oil. CultureThis corner of Corfu boasts the ideal blend of history and a modern laidback lifestyle. With Roman origins, history is discoverable most clearly from the Kassiopi Castle ruins. The village’s imposing fortress is centred in the headland and hard to miss from the surrounding beaches and coastal road below. Meanwhile, life sets a slow pace as the fishermen peacefully bring in their catch at the harbour and locals sip on their morning coffee. NightlifeA choice of evening activities can be enjoyed in Kassiopi. Whether you prefer to keep it mellow on the beach with a drink as the sun goes down, or liven it up into the early hours of the morning, there’s something to suit every taste. Bars and discos provide eclectic music, karaoke and entertainment to help you party the night away. Important InformationFlight Time: 3hr 30Time Difference: +2hrCurrency: EuroOfficial Language: Greek
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A temperate Mediterranean climate is enjoyed in Kassiopi, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C during high season. May through to October offers pleasant, warm weather, while July is the hottest and driest month. The summer months are ideal for cooling off at one of the area’s sheltered beaches.
Things To Do on Kassiopi Holidays
Kassiopi Wine FestivalAn annual wine festival takes place every September with its epicentre in the village harbour. Delicious Greek dishes and flowing wine take centre stage, alongside traditional music and dancing, making it a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Connect with the locals, dance the night away and – of course – try the delectable wine. Just be sure to check the dates as this celebration only takes place once a year! Diving on Kalamionas Beach Explore the beauty both above and below sea level in Kassiopi. A stunning diving spot, the shores of Kalamionas Beach offer more than simply lazing the day away on the shingle sands. The local diving school has excursions for everyone from first-timers to experienced divers. Expect to see unspoilt coral reefs, colourful fish and even a potential octopus. Panagia Kassopitra Church Tucked away just off the main street, the Panagia Kassopitra Church provides an insight to the history, religion and culture of the area. It was rebuilt in the 16th century by the Venetians and stands in the same spot as a temple of Zeus once did. The church was supposedly the sight of a miracle, where a blind man was healed by the Virgin Mary, and is dedicated to her as a result. Inside, you’ll find a rich collection of images and icons. Just remember to dress respectfully when visiting. Mount Pantokrator Take a break from the beaches and visit Corfu’s highest mountain. You can drive, cycle or hike up, passing remote villages on the way. From the summit, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the island’s lush landscape and surrounding seas. Standing 906m tall, views even reach as far as Albania and all of Corfu. There’s plenty to do from up here, including a café to relax to in and the charming Pantokrator monastery to explore.