Kassiopi Tourism

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Founded in the 3rd century BC, Kassiopi has a surprising amount of history, for a village that seems to be so innocuous. Emperor Nero built a Temple of Zeus here; later, the Byzantines used the headlands to make a fortress that survived through Venetian times till Turkish invasions in the 16th century. Before becoming a wildly popular tourist retreat, Kassiopi's main trade was fishing. Today though, tourism drives the economy. It's fast and hard.

Today, visitors mostly drop in for a night or two from Corfu. 36 km north of Corfu Town and Corfu airport. The resort is the largest village in the northeast of the island and is unique. Kassiopi Panoramic View among Corfu’s resorts in having both a very picturesque setting and a fair amount of history. A holiday in Kassiopi has the magnificent backdrop of Mount Pantokrator and hills covered with olive groves, vines and citrus plantations. This resort is a colorful place reached by picturesque coast roads. It also provides views out to sea to the Albanian coast and shares the same northern coastline as Sidari, Roda and Acharavi. It is an attractive resort with traditional narrow streets and overlooked by the ruins of an ancient castle. Once a quite fishing village, the resort has been transformed into a popular holiday destination.

Although its big history, Kassiopi combines also a wide range of modern facilities such as waterskiing and paragliding, as well as a diving centre, where you have the opportunity for lessons and dive excursions for both adults and children, tennis courts, swimming pools and motor boat hire. Moreover there is no shortage of land based sports in Kassiopi. Mountain biking, horse riding and golf are just a few of the activities available. Furthermore it is worth visiting the church of Panagia Kassiopi tissa, which possibly has been built on the place of an ancient temple dedicated to Zeus Kassius. You will also see the ruins of the Byzantine castle that used to protect the town and its port and was guarding the sea route from Corfu to the opposite coast. A great local feast (“panigyri”) takes place on the 15th of August, in honor of Panagia Kassiopi.

 As far as sightseeing goes, the village itself offers up the castle ruins. There is a church where the ancient Temple of Zeus used to be. Strolling through the narrow streets with their assortment of establishments – boutiques, shops, restaurants, bars – is always fun. On the outskirts of the village, not too far away, are Kassiopi’s many pretty beaches, some crowded with tourists, others less so. Stay at the hotels listed below, or lease a Kassiopi villa.

Kassiopi Travel Tips

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • Time Zone: Time Zone: EET (GMT+2, GMT+3 in summer)
  • Currency: Euros
  • Languages: Greek, English, Itlakian
  • Tipping: Tip just enough to round out the amount on the bill.
  • Electricity and Internet: 220 - 240 V. Round pin plugs - type C,F.
  • Security: 100 (Police), 166 (Medical)

 

 

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Facts and Stats for Kassiopi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kassiopi

    Know the pollution level of Kassiopi before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Kassiopi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kassiopi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kassiopi.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 8.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 27.63 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85.71 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20 (Low)
  • Living in Kassiopi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kassiopi is 169.65 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 81.44 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 94.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.41 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.57 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.78 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kassiopi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kassiopi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.48 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.99 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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