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Kassiopi Corfu

Kassiopi Corfu

Kassiopi is one of the most popular  fishing village of the northeast coast of Corfu.

Kassiopi is the biggest village in the northeastern Corfu
Until recently Kassiopi was known as a traditional fishing village with a picturesque harbour. .
The village of Kassiopi lies 38 kilometres north of Corfu Town .

The beaches are very small and pebbled, and are hidden away around the headland in stunning secluded spots, such as Bataria and kanoni beach. There are two larger beaches further north - Kalamionas and Imerolia offering various water sports. The village has been developed to a very popular tourist resort, a pretty trendy place with many bars, tavernas, restaurants with particularly fresh fish , gift shops, supermarkets and A.T.M. machines. The Greek and peaceful daytime resort turns into a trendy music center after dark. Teenagers, families, young couples and groups of friends who want to have a goo time  but also to enjoy the beauty of the North East of the island, are welcomed in Kassiopi. There are important ancient relics. In ancient times, there used to be a prehistoric settlement and a Corinthian city located here. In the 13th Century, the fortification of the headland above the harbour resulted in a castle being built by the Angevin rulers of Corfu (1267-1836), which was considered one of the strongest castles of the Corfu countryside. The Venetians then destroyed the fortress and built their own and the ruins of this Venetian fortress can be seen today encircling the hillside, where it is supposed that the Emperor Nero stopped once.

On the 15 th of August the local church of Panayia Kassopitra, dedicated to Holy Mary is celebrating. This church is aged since the 16 th century, and it was built, where the temple of Jupiter Cassius was. The church is housing a very old icon of Holy Mary, well known by its miraculous powers. On the 15 th of August the locals are celebrating name day of the church with a festival at the harbour. There is plenty of food with "souvlakia" and soft drinks, Greek retsina wine or beers. The people are dancing to traditional Corfiot and Greek songs played by a live band.

There is dailly green bus service.
There is an open parking area as you enter to the village.
 
If you are staying in Kassiopi and have a car, follow this small guide for routes to the most scenery spots that you can visit during your holiday. Traditional villages and unspoiled beaches full of greenery comprise the magical Ionian Island.
 

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