Boubas Villas, Kassiopi, Corfu

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Kassiopi is approximately 36 kilometres from Corfu Town on the north-east coast of the island. It is a lively summer holiday resort with a small harbour and it offers a wide choice of tavernas and bars for dining and entertainment.

Ancient Kassiopi was founded in 281 BC by residents of the Epirot town of the same name, who were brought here by King Pyrros when he captured the island. The name (Kassion Oro) derives from the Temple of Kassios Zeus, which was built in the area in a prominent position. The temple no longer exists but is thought to have occupied the current site of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Kassiopitras.

The oldest fortress on the island is found in Kassiopi. It was built by the Romans and is an indication of the strategic importance of the site. The fortress was demolished by the Venetians and the ruins which stand today belong to the castle which was later built in the same spot.

Kassiopi's pretty harbour is surrounded by waterside bars and tavernas. The village itself has plenty of tourist shops, bars and restaurants, staffed by relaxed and friendly locals. Boats trips leave from Kassiopi harbour each day to Corfu Town and other beaches along the coast.

Kassiopi's main beach is pebbles and there are a further four beaches accessed by footpaths from the headland. Two other beaches can be found to the south at Avlaki and Kogevinas.


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