Last updated on November 26th, 2018 at 09:58 am
Kassiopi at northeast, the resort with the long history
Kassiopi is on the north east tip of Corfu, looking across the narrow channel to the Albanian port of Saranda.
It has played a major role in the island’s history, as can be seen by the impressive ruins of the castle overlooking the harbour, 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 was a major stronghold in Byzantine and Venetian times, one of four around the island, with watchtowers in between so signals could be rapidly exchanged.
Divers say that in the middle of the harbour rises a fresh water spring, and not far offshore is an islet with a well to enable sailors to refill their water supplies.
All roads here lead to the sea, it has been a fishing village for generations, and the quayside and surrounding esplanade are the hub of local life. In the cool evenings people enjoy strolling and chatting to friends and neighbours, and the harbour is surrounded by attractive bars and tavernas offering welcome shade.
Attractive small bays can be reached in a short walk round the headland, and small boats can be chartered to enable visitors to explore the delightful villages, tavernas and beaches of the beautiful north east coast.
A wide choice of restaurants and tavernas can be found- 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, but retaining its traditions and local colour.
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