Kassiopi, Corfu

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Kassiopi, Corfu

One of the prettiest coastal resorts at the north of the island of Corfu is Kassiopi. We visited this village when exploring.  We parked on the street by the top of the town area and walked through the streets down to the main village square area, which is also a harbour.

The village is overlooked by Mount Pantokrator, which was one of absolute highlights of our holiday. If you haven’t read about this, pop over and have a read.

On arrival, we wandered down the narrow streets. I was quite surprised to see a full-size tour coach making its way through the little roads leading down to the harbour, but to my amazement, he made it and obviously had done this a number of times before. It was relatively quiet when we went, a boat had just arrived which was why the coach had arrived - the people from the boat trip, then hopped back on the coach and disappeared.

There were a number of cute little quirky shops, perhaps a bit more touristy than other areas. But we were quite happy having a browse through their wares. A lot of shops in Corfu sell the local olive tree wood, carved into beautiful pieces. There was a shop there that had a number of large, ornate pieces and lots of smaller pieces that would be much easier to transport.

Kassiopi, Corfu

There was also an artisan food shop which we spent some time in, trying to work out what some of the products were and also eyeing up the local olives. The local spirit that you see in Corfu is kumquat liquor. It’s a bright orange, quite sweet tasting liquor. We bought a small bottle and tried this. It was quite an interesting flavour. I didn’t dislike it, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again. It’s a nice thing to try though when you are visiting Corfu.

Kassiopi, Corfu

Whilst you are walking down the streets, you will go past the ruins of an old castle that once stood proud and firm protecting the town. You can walk through the ruins, which date back to the 14th century, and from the highest parts you can take in the views of nearby Albania.

There’s some nice little coves and a blue flag beach in Kassiopi. We stopped for a cool drink and an ice-cream and spent a while watching the boats coming and going from the harbour. It was really peaceful. There wasn’t too many people about, it was a beautiful warm, sunny day and the boats that weren’t being used were gently rocking in the water. Heavenly!

Kassiopi, Corfu

Kassiopi is on the very north-east of the island. It’s about an hour’s drive from Corfu town and about 25 minutes from where we were staying in Nisaki. I think it’s well worth a visit and would love to go back if we are ever in Corfu again.

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18 thoughts on “Kassiopi, Corfu

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was an amazing trip. Many of the Corfiot resorts are beautiful but this was particularly special.

    • Sally Sally says:

      I know, I can't believe this is the first time we've been. It's such a lovely country and there's so much more to explore. What was your favourite part/island of Greece Jenny?

    • Sally Sally says:

      I know, doesn't the gloom of January make you want to just book something nice and warm to look forward to Kelly?

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was wonderful thank you Mrs Tubbs. I'd love to go back but there are so many other places to explore too!

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was great Barbara. One of the gems of Corfu. We had such a lovely week exploring this beautiful island.

  1. You've taken me back to a holiday in Corfu in 2000! Ages ago but a holiday I loved. We visited a ghost town that was fascinating. I did buy a bread board made out of olive wood but I didn't try the liqueur. Maybe I ought to revisit?

    • Sally Sally says:

      I bet your bread board is stunning. I'm a bit gutted we didn't buy any olive wood. But like you say, you should revisit to try the liqueur and I should revisit to buy some olive wood. Any old excuse eh Mari!

    • Sally Sally says:

      Me too. I can't wait to explore more Greek islands. There's so many places on my hitlist. I hope you do get to go Leanne. Where we stayed was breath-taking, the sunrises were so worth getting up for.

  2. I love the Greek islands, perhaps better than the mainland. We visited a small island on a cruise several years ago and it was like stepping back in time. I love the handmade goods, olive oil and lemons and the FOOD! Thanks for reminding me of the beauty you discover when you travel. #lifelovinglinky also thanks for the opportunity to link up. have a great week!

    • Sally Sally says:

      I adored Corfu. It was the first time I had been to Greece so I didn't quite know what to expect. How lovely you visited several places then. Yes it was so peaceful there. We were very lucky with the weather as it was out of season. I loved the people too - so friendly.

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