Kassiopi is the center of north-eastern Corfu, across and very close to the shores of Albania. It is a large, picturesque and very charming village, which although it is very developed in tourism, it still maintains the appearance of a fishing village which it had been for centuries and still is today.
In Kassiopi there are many beaches, mostly rocky but, with clean waters. The main beaches are Kalamionas, Bataria , Pipitos and Kanoni . The village has developed into a very popular resort. You can find many bars, taverns, restaurants serving fresh fish since the locals are occupied with fishing. In Kassiopi you will also find big super markets, pastry shops, bakery shops, commercial and touristy shops and ATMs. There are also many choices concerning your accommodation such as hotels, rentable rooms, studios, even villas that you can rent.
Kassiopi is suitable for those who seek a cosmopolitan and an intense nightlife. In the square and the roads surrounding the port, you will find many bars and night clubs.
Kassiopi was a significant port during ancient times. In the 13th century, the city was fortified with a castle by the Angevin rulers of Corfu (1267-1386) which was the oldest that was built on the island. The Venetians destroyed this fortress and built their own. Its ruins that surround the slope of the hill above the port can be seen today. Visit the church of Kassiopitissa which dates back to 1590 and where you can see a very old icon of Panagia. The festival of Kassiopi takes place on the 15th of August, at the port with lots of food and traditional, Corfiot songs.