Kassiopi is an attractive village at the northeastern part of Corfu island, appr. 30 km from Corfu town and the airport. It is in beautiful surroundings created by mount Pantokrator (height 900 metres), endless olive groves , which cover the surrounding hills and the numerous small bays with pebbles formed by the rocky shore. It is a historic and picturesque village at the entrance of the northern part of the straights with the mainland and it still gives off something from its intense history.
Its small port gave refuge to ships travelling from the West to the East. The ship of the Roman Emperors used to arrive here. This is where Nero relaxed and sang his creations in front of the famous temple of Zeus Kassius.
Today, not much is left of this time. The Venetians, considering that it is hard to defend the castle and the port, blew up parts of the castle and evacuated the village. Few parts of the castle are left to remind us of this distant time, while on a church devoted to Virgin Mary has been built on top of the ancient famous temple of Zeus, which houses an icon considered to work wonders.
The resort offers all kinds of services to make you feel comfortable and to have an unforgettable vacation. From the port boats set off every day on day trips to distant beaches, isles and the coasts of Albania.
Don't miss the chance to visit non-coastal nearby areas, especially the mountainous villages, among which the uninhabited medieval settlement Sinies.
By [07.04.2011 11:40 - suffolk]
In 2006 will be my wife and myself's fifth time to kassiopi, staying at the michelangelo app's we love it here and would quite happily live here. there are loads of great excursions to try out lots of boat trips etc.. we really enjoyed the east coast cruise lots of different locations for swimming.kassiopi also has some very good restaurants with a wide selection the mexican poco loco one of our many fav's .my mother is coming with us this year ,it will be her first holiday abroad!! and i,m sure she will love it and then she will have kassiopi fever to.
KASSIOPI BEST RESORT ON CORFU
By [07.04.2011 11:38 - Briandjo]
This will be our 7 th season in Kassiopi spring and Autumn, we love the place the people the food No rip offs here. The best taverna is Illusions by the pretty harbour. start the day at Jasmines for the best FULL ENGLISH . Take a boat trip down to Corfu Town and wander round the Old Town. Take a coffee at The Liston by the cricket pitch or by a big mac from the only Macs. on the island, across the road. Visit the west of the island by car, then back for the evening in Kassiopi. Iain @ Illusions starts his evening disco 10pm with the quiz , bottle of Champs for winners then the Karaoke starts , going on till early, early , next day... Enjoy yourselves