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Holidays in Kassiopi
Situated on a jutting peninsula on Corfu’s northern coast, Kassiopi is a peaceful seaside village with real character. The towering landmark of Kassiopi Castle overlooks the whitewashed village, central square and sunny harbour, retaining a little Greek charm among the modern attractions. The village has an upbeat nightlife and several pretty beaches, with fun stuff like Aqualand water park close by.
Kassiopi enjoys beautifully long, warm summers and wet, but mild winters.
Corfu International Airport (CFU).
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Kassiopi to explore the ancient castle, snorkel off Corfu’s coast and spend the warm evenings dining in the harbour.
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Take a picnic up to Kassiopi’s ancient castle, with a hilltop location that offers panoramic views across the coast and village. Wander down to the beach for a little seaside relaxation, and have a go at snorkelling in the beautifully clear water. The lively harbour is the place to go for boat trips, or else for a glass of wine gazing out across the sea. A buzzing and sociable place to spend the evenings, the harbour has Kassiopi’s best bars as well as some fantastic seafood restaurants. If you’re away with family, it’s well worth the trip to Aqualand for a day on the water slides.
Kassiopi has a number of little bays and beaches to its name, and the main one is the Blue Flag-winning Kalamonias. The pebbly beach lies in a scenic landscape of fragrant eucalyptus trees flanked by green, rocky peninsulas, wrapped around an incredibly clear bay. Well-stocked with sun beds and umbrellas, the beach is the perfect place to set up camp for the day. Popular beach activities in Kassiopi include taking a trip with the local diving school, where beginners and pros can glide through the crystal clear water to explore caves and look out for octopi.
At the heart of Kassiopi is the bustling harbour, a remnant of the town’s fishing village roots that has blossomed into a lively area filled with boats, turning nightlife hotspot after dark. The waterfront is the best place in Kassiopi to shop, with local stores filled with Corfu specialties like lace, handmade jewellery and ceramics. Overlooking the harbour is the town’s landmark, Kassiopi Castle, a Byzantine construction partially rebuilt by the Venetians in the 18th century. A must-see for history buffs, the castle’s spectacular views across the coast are worth the walk alone, and the area is a lovely spot for a picnic in the olive groves.
There are plenty of things for kids to do in Kassiopi, with the island’s much-loved Aqualand water park less than an hour’s drive away. Popular with all ages, the park has a kids’ water playground and family area as well as some seriously speedy water slides. You can also relax on a free sun bed, play in the arcade and pick from the park’s tasty pizzeria or Greek restaurant. When you get back to Kassiopi, have a taste of the resort’s nightlife with a family meal in the lively square or spend an evening at the laid-back venues in the harbour.
Couples: Kassiopi’s charming harbour, beautiful beaches and upbeat nightlife are perfect for couples’ getaways.
Beach lovers: There are several beaches to choose from, each with incredibly clear waters that invite diving and water sports.
Families: Take the kids on a boat trip, visit Aqualand for the day and enjoy family meals by the sea.
Language: The language spoken in Kassiopi is Greek
Currency: The currency used in Kassiopi is the Euro (€)
Local time: Kassiopi is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Corfu International Airport (CFU).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours
Tourist Information: Further Kassiopi tourist information can be found at www.greeka.com
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Kassiopi
Temperature: 10-25 (°C)
Corfu enjoys gloriously long and warm summers, which are a little cooler than the searing temperatures of mainland Greece. Kassiopi typically maintains a steady mid-20s (°C) average from late spring through to September or even October. But it’s not uncommon for temperatures to climb above 30 at the peak of summer. Rainfall picks up in the autumn and continues through to February, but the winters in Kassiopi are still considerably mild. Temperatures rarely drop below 10 throughout the season.
By car: There are plenty of international car hire companies based at Corfu Airport. Driving is a great option for visitors keen to explore the island in their own time.
By bus: A local bus service links Kassiopi to nearby places of interest like Corfu Town. Bus tickets are very cheap and are a good option for day trips. The bus stops in Kassiopi’s main square approximately five times a day in high season.
By taxi: Taxis are readily available in Corfu, and can be found in Kassiopi’s main square or called in advance. Taxis are always on hand at the airport.
Wine festival: Kassiopi hosts a Wine Festival in September. The event takes place on the sunny waterfront and attracts locals and tourists from across Corfu to sample local wines, along with plenty of tasty Greek food, music and a great party atmosphere.
Beer festival: If you enjoyed tasting Corfu’s wine, it’s well worth the 45 minute drive to experience Arillas’ Beer Festival. Arillas is home to Corfu’s Microbrewery, which brews five different kinds of local beer. The festival is the perfect place to try them out, washed down with a lamb souvlaki.