Information about Kassiopi - Corfu

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Kassiopi has blossomed from it origins as a quiet little fishing village into a small, bustling resort in Corfu with a strong emphasis on families and couples. There are several sand and shingle beaches within a ten minute stroll of the village and the harbour itself is a centre for day trips and other watersport activities.
Corfu-Holiday.biz have selected properties that are peacefully situated just outside of Kassiopi itself, but are within an easy walk. Kassiopi boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars with something to cater for every taste. If you fancy listening to some great music whilst enjoying a relaxing drink, we can highly recommend 'Out of the Blue' and our favourite restaurants have got to be 'Little Italy' which, as the name would suggest, specialises in exquisite traditional Italian dishes and Yanni?s for great Greek food eaten 'al fresco' by the sea.
Lively, but certainly not rowdy, Kassiopi strikes a perfect balance for those who don't want to have to travel too far to find plenty of entertainment but definitely aren't interested in the nightclubs and loud music bars of bigger, more 'touristy' resorts.



Kassiopi beach: The main beach is pebbles. The smaller  beaches on the headland are rocky and also pebble.
There are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for hire on all of the beaches in Kassiopi. On the main beach near the main road there are showers, toilets and changing areas. The beaches around the headland do not have these facilities although there is a taverna near the headland which has a toilet and if you buy a drink you may use it. The main beach is child friendly it is flat and away from the main road, the water however does become quite choppy on this beach due to the northerly wind that blows up in the afternoon, be careful when using lilos.
Water Sports: There is a diving school, to arrange a lesson and book you can go into the shop/office which is on your left as you walk down to the harbour.
Bars: Kassiopi is a lively resort therefore it has many bars that come alive during the evening, many of these bars play music videos on widescreen and also films. To watch the hustle and bustle of the harbour sit and have a cocktail or two!! In De`Ja vu bar right on the harbour front. Also at night the 'plattia' or village square is the place for the teenagers to 'hang out'.


Places of interest:
Kassiopi was once a typical Greek fishing port and although it still has many fishing boats it also thrives on tourism. For those families with disco loving teenage children, the old harbour will be a godsend. This part of the typical Greek daytime resort turns into a trendy music center after dark. As you walk around the harbour glance up to your left and on the hillside you will see the remains of Kassiopi Castle.
The remains overlook the harbour and continue around the headland. The castle has Roman foundations but the remains above the ground which are visible are Byzantine. Unfortunately the castle was all but dismantled in the 14th century by the Venetians. You can walk among the ruins  and the top ramparts offer an excellent view of the Albanian coastline. Recent efforts are being made for its restoration. You can visit the remains by following the road that goes up behind the bar Illusions. This is on the right of the road as you walk down to the harbour.
Shopping: Kassiopi has many shops including, Bakeries and supermarkets, tourist shops, selling leather goods, gifts and souvenirs, clothes shops, some good lace and linen shops, ceramics, jewellery, and English newspapers. For those of you suffering from internet withdrawal there are two internet café’s here, Out Of The Blue where you can enjoy a beer while you check your email!! Also the stationery shop has internet facilities, photocopying and faxing.

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