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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.
Summer here is long, warm and beautiful, while winters are wet but mild.
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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What is included ?
What is included ?
What is included ?
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.
The headland is lined with shingle beaches and pretty coves, with turquoise waters that are safe for swimming. There are four main beaches to choose from: Kalamionas, Pipitos, Kanoni, and Bataria. Kalamionas is the nearest (and most accessible); it’s a pretty spot, flanked by green, rocky peninsulas. You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas on most of the beaches if you wish; it’s well worth it if you want a bit of extra comfort and shade. There are plenty of activities going on, too; why not book an outing with the local diving school? Beginners and pros are welcome to join the fun and explore the underwater caves and marine life.
At the heart of the resort is the busy harbour. A tribute to the town’s fishing village roots, it’s blossomed into a vibrant area filled with boats and tavernas, and turns into a lively nightlife hotspot after dark. You can also indulge in retail therapy in this part of town; pick up a Corfu speciality (or two) in the local boutiques, like lace, jewellery, and ceramics.
Overlooking the harbour is the town’s most prominent landmark: Kassiopi Castle. This Byzantine fortress (partially rebuilt by the Venetians in the 18th century) is an absolute must for history buffs. If you walk to the very top, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views across the coast. Why not pack a picnic and enjoy lunch amid the olive groves?
There’s lots to keep the little ones entertained in and around the resort. Less than an hour’s drive away, you’ll find the Aqualand water park. It’s one of the most popular family-friendly destinations in the area, with a giant water playground and speedy slides. When you’re ready for a bit of peace and quiet, sit back and relax on the free sunbeds, or head to the park’s own Greek restaurant for a bite to eat. Or you can wait until you get back to the resort for a family meal; head for the harbour or the main square where a host of welcoming establishments await.
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.
Language: The language spoken is Greek
Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€)
Local time: Corfu is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Corfu International Airport (CFU).
Flight time from UK: 4 hours
Tourist Information: Find more Kassiopi tourist information at 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.
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.
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.
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.