Kassiopi holidays

Once a sleepy fishing village, this charming spot has emerged as a bustling resort that still manages to keep plenty of its original charm. On Kassiopi holidays you’ll find a picturesque place on the northern coast of Corfu, which is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Beautiful beaches await you on your holiday to Kassiopi. You can stroll along the paths across the headland to discover pebbly coves, or head to the large shingle bay for water sports fun. The vibrant harbour’s brimming with cafés, bars, restaurants and tavernas, and the nightlife scene is lively, too. Looking for a little culture? Kassiopi Castle (a magnificent Byzantine fortress) towers over the whitewashed village and its central square. When it’s time to cool off, you can head for some family fun he nearby Aqualand waterpark. 

Things to do

There are all kinds of things to enjoy during holidays to Kassiopi. For a picnic with a view, pack up your lunch and head up to the ancient castle. from its hilltop location, you’ll see spectacular view across the coast and village. When the sun is shining, wander down to the beaches and relax beside the tranquil waters, or you can have a go at snorkelling in the sea. To see the island from a different perspective, catch a boat trip from the harbour. You’ll also find all kinds of bustling restaurants here where you can while away the evening (with a glass of wine in hand). The seafood restaurants are highly recommended. Travelling with the family? You’ll want to head for a day out at Aqualand, an exciting waterpark with pools and slides galore.

History

Due to its tucked away location, Kassiopi was an important port and hideaway. The resort boasts a long list of exciting visitors in its varied and fascinating past including Neronas, the King of Rome, who set up the baths of Kassiopi.

Sports and leisure

Despite having a traditional vibe, Kassiopi offers a variety of different activities for children and adults. You can try a range of water sports which include water-skiing and paddleboarding. Kassiopi also offers a diving centre, which gives you the chance to take part in lessons and diving excursions, suitable for both adults and children.

If the water isn’t your thing, you can take a stroll through the picturesque local area on horseback or try mountain biking; the choice really is yours.

Vibrant nightlife

With a couple of discos and bars dotted around the harbour and trendier parts of town, Kassiopi offers an exciting and steady nightlife. It has some for those who enjoy a quiet drink as well as those who want to party until the sun comes up. The resort boasts an annual wine festival, which sees a healthy turnout from tourists and locals alike, so head here if you fancy finding a new favourite wine. With live music and Greek dancing, this is a great chance to mingle and get involved in the local culture.

If you also enjoy beer, you’ll find the Arillas Beer Festival is something for you. Just a short 45 minute drive from Kassiopi, you’ll find a range of delicious locally brewed beers, which go perfectly with some local cuisine and live music.

Map of Kassiopi

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10-25 ℃

Summer here is long, warm and beautiful, while winters are wet but mild.

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Corfu International Airport (CFU).

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Couples: The resort’s charming harbour is simply irresistible, as are the abundant beaches that are tailor-made for relaxing with your partner.

Beach lovers: Kassiopi holidays give you access to four beautiful beaches (they’re all rocky or pebbly), each with stunning clear waters. Enjoy the views from the comfort of a lounger or an umbrella (you can rent one if you like), swim in the sea, or tackle some high-octane water sports.

Families: Take the little ones out to sea on a boat trip, splash around in the pools at Aqualand, or enjoy a family meal on the harbour.

Fast facts for Kassiopi

Language: The language spoken is Greek.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Kassiopi is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Corfu International Airport. Transfers to Kassiopi take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Flight time from UK: The Kassiopi flight time is 3 hours.

Tourist Information: Find more Kassiopi tourist information at https://www.greeka.com/.

Visa / Health: Before holidays to Kassiopi, it’s a good idea to visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

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Getting around Kassiopi

By car: You’ll find lots of reputable car hire companies based at Corfu Airport, so you can pick one up as soon as you arrive at the airport. Book in advance for the best price. Driving is a great way to get to the resort, and the simplest way to explore the island at leisure (with or without the family in tow).

By bus: a local bus service runs to places of interest like Corfu Town. Tickets are really cheap and can be a good option for day trips. Find the main bus stop in the main square; it goes about five times a day in high season.

By taxi: It’s easy to find a taxi when you arrive at Corfu Airport (or you can book a transfer in advance), and they’re also available in the main square.

Events in Kassiopi

Wine festival: In September, the annual Wine Festival arrives. You’ll find this even on the waterfront, where you can sample a plethora of local wines in the sunshine. Of course, all these tipples are accompanied by delicious Greek food and music, plus a bustling party atmosphere.

Beer festival: If beer is your beverage of choice, you’ll be keen to take the 45-minute journey to Arillas to experience the Corfu Beer Festival (held in September or October). This town is home to the Corfu Microbrewery, which brews five different local beers; you can try them all out at the festival, with a side of juicy lamb souvlaki.

Kassiopi weather

Temperature: 10-25°C 

Corfu enjoys gloriously long and warm summers, but it’s a little bit cooler than the scorching temperatures on mainland Greece. Kassiopi tends to average in the mid-20s°C from late spring through to September, and even as late as October. But in the peak summer season, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to hit 30 and above. There’s more rain from the autumn through to February, but even winter remains mild. Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C, so Kassiopi holidays are a good year-round option. 

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