About Kassiopi and Corfu
Welcome to Corfu, one of the most beautiful and green islands of Greece and welcome to Kassiopi, one of the most beautiful resorts of Corfu!
Kassiopi (Greek: Κασσιόπη) is a lovely fishing village on the northeast coast of Corfu in Greece, about 35 kilometers from Corfu town. Although the village has grown significantly over the past thirty years, the beautiful harbour and the village square remain largely unchanged. Kassiopi has something for everyone: a fine selection of , plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and boats. Here the old sits comfortably side by side with the new and while you relax in the port you can enjoy the view of its Byzantine Fortress, the rugged coast of Albania and the comings and goings of fishing vessels.
The village Kassiopi dates from around 200 BC when the king of Epirus realized the strategic importance of the north-east coast of Corfu. After the Roman subjugation of the island in 230 BC, the importance of Kassiopi is proven by the many notable hits including the emperor Nero who chose this place to build his baths while visiting the local temple of Zeus. At that time Kassiopi had even its own mint.
Nowadays, the Church of Kassiopi is located on the site of the old temple, built centuries ago by Kassius Zeus believers. Above the town are the remains of Kassiopi Byzantine Castle. The remains overlook the harbour and continue around the headland. Today the castle is mainly ruinous, but parts of the walls can be seen from the coastal road around the headland. You can walk among the ruins and the top ramparts offer an excellent view of the Albanian coastline. Recent efforts are being made for its restoration.
Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands and, including its small satellite islands: Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece (Map).
Corfu is one of the more popular Greek holiday islands and is well served by charter and budget airlines. This beautiful, lush green Greek island comes as an unexpected and unforgettable surprise for first time visitors. Avoiding the busier south, Perfect Blue offer hand-picked properties among the picture postcard fishing harbours of the north-east and sandy bays on the west coast.
The island is bound with the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. Corfu’s history is laden with battles and conquests. The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island.