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Kassiopi Corfu and The Beaches Bataria and Pipitos

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Last updated on January 16th, 2022 at 09:38 pm

Kassiopi Corfu is a picturesque resort on the northeast tip of the island, looking across the narrow channel to the Albanian port of Saranda, in a distance just a little over 36km from Corfu airport.

Kassiopi at northeast Corfu
Kassiopi at northeast Corfu

Kassiopi Corfu is an ancient stronghold with a long history

Kassiopi is an ancient village and has played a major role in Corfu’s history, as can be seen by the impressive ruins of the castle overlooking the harbor. It is said that Nero watched a play in the theatre and that Antony and Cleopatra stayed there before the battle of Actium, where they suffered a huge defeat.

The castle of Kassiopi was a major stronghold in Byzantine and Venetian times, one of the four castles scattered around the island, with watchtowers in between so signals could be rapidly exchanged. Unfortunately today it’s in ruins but still an important archaeological spot for all visitors to see.

Divers say that in the middle of the harbor rises a freshwater spring, and not far offshore is an islet with a well to enable sailors to refill their water supplies.

The port of Kassiopi

All roads here lead to the sea and particularly to the port that seems the center of daily activities in the village. Here are mooring small boats with tourists from all over the island and therefore is quite busy.

Kassiopi has been a fishing village for generations, and the quayside and surrounding esplanade are the hubs of local life. In the cool evenings, people enjoy strolling and chatting with friends and neighbors, and the harbor is surrounded by attractive bars and tavernas offering welcome shade.

Attractive small bays can be reached in a short walk around the headland, and small boats can be chartered to enable visitors to explore the delightful villages, tavernas, and beaches of the beautiful northeast coast.

A wide choice of restaurants and tavernas can be found in Kassiopi- offering something for every taste and pocket. Local shops sell traditional lace, and also more modern souvenirs.

But Kassiopi remains a very Greek village, welcoming visitors, many of whom return every year, as it retains its traditions and local color.

Beaches Bataria and Pipitos around Kassiopi

Kassiopi shares the same geology with Erimitis, after all, it is in the same part of Corfu, the Northeastern tip with the many small bays and perhaps the clearest waters on the island.

Therefore here there are some beautiful pebble beaches in small isolated coves scattered all around the area.

The center of Kassiopi is around the port, which itself is a small natural bay with two small quaysides to protect it from the north winds, from the port start paths and roads to take you to the following amazing small beaches.

  • 1) Bataria Beach

    Bataria beach Kassiopi
    Bataria beach Kassiopi | By Andrew Buchanan on Unsplash

    There is a small road that barely fits one large car, starting from the left side of the port, this road goes around the northern peninsula and leads to the first nice small beach of Bataria, near the north tip, north of the village.

    Bataria is an idyllic pebble beach, partially organized with sunbeds & umbrellas, some people describe it as a piece ripped from paradise because the site is peaceful, and the waters are incredibly clear and colored in an amazing blue-azure

  • 2) Kanoni Beach

    At the north tip.
    Very small, very beautiful, crystal clear waters in an amazing place. These are only some of the words you can use to describe this gem.

    People visiting this place stay speechless and fall in love with it.

  • 3) Pipitos Beach

    On the west coast of the base of the north peninsula, exactly across Bataria beach.

    Pipitos beach is not less beautiful, In fact, it’s in contrast with Bataria for being equal or even better.

    The same clear and azure waters can be found here too. The beach is reached by some steps from the main road.

  • 4) Kalamionas

    Kalamionas beach Kassiopi
    Kalamionas beach Kassiopi | By Andrew Buchanan on Unsplash

    Shortly before the main road and at the east of Kassiopi, there is the beach of Kalamionas.

    A slightly larger beach and slightly less beautiful and more organized with lots of small shops, cafes, and bars.

    The name is from Kalamia, which means reed, obviously should be a reed that existed around there years ago.

  • 5) Imerolia

    It is the larger beach of Kassiopi, on the west side of the main resort, between Kalamionas beach and the football field of Kassiopi.

    The beach runs parallel to the main road that leads to the rest of the north part of Corfu.

    Imeroria beach is easily accessible and fully organized with water sports, sunbeds and umbrellas, and of course clear waters.

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