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Kassiopi Corfu beach guide

Corfu Kassiopi

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Kassiopi was once charming Greek island fishing village with a traditional anchorage. Some parts of the resort have lately gone belly up to rampant tourism but much remains picturesque.

Kassiopi is is still a pleasant place for a chill-out holiday where you can watch local fishermen bringing in the morning catch.

Kassiopi is located in three small bays on the north-east coast of Corfu. It's a main port of call for the many round-island trips by both boat and coach.

The approach is along a narrow and winding road and care should be taken as many large coaches use the route. The village itself has a one-way system with parking near the harbour, although it's not free.

Kassiopi village sits at the centre of three beach coves and each of them has its own character.

The main beach is mostly pebble and has showers, toilets and changing areas. The beaches around the headland are a mixture of pebble and rock and don't have many facilities but there is a taverna on the headland.

The main Kassiopi beach is flat and well away from the main road but it shelves quite steeply into the sea so families must take care with children.

Waves can also get quite choppy when the wind is from the north. The car park is a short walk from the main beach.

There are no ski or water-sports centres in Kassiopi but there is a diving school and boats can be rented in the harbour.

Away from the beaches and the picturesque port, Kassiopi is what is termed a 'lively' resort so expect plenty of loud music, flashing neon and wide-screen TVs. Foam parties and karaoke are also on offer.

There are more restaurants than you can shake a stick at and every type of menu, from Mexican, Chinese, Italian — even Greek now and then. Burgers and all-day English breakfasts are ubiquitous.

There are two large supermarkets and a couple of mini-markets as well as the usual souvenir shops. Travel centres will exchange cash and there are a couple of cash dispensers in the village centre.

There are plenty of traditional Greek shops too, including a bakery, and there are a couple of internet cafes offering free wi-fi.

The surrounding accommodation is mainly apartments. Kassiopi hotels are also much in evidence as the resort has grown. There is regular bus service to Corfu Town and taxis are available.

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