Dassia

Distance from the city of Corfu

15 Km. The driving time is about 20 min.

Nearby regions

village “Ipsos” is located 2 km northerly and the driving time is about 5 min. 3 km southerly is the located village “Dafnila-Kommeno” and the driving time is about 8 min .

Public transportation

You can find analytically the itineraries of Blue Buses on www.astikoktelkerkyras.gr from and to the City Of Corfu. The time with the bus is about 30 min.

Morphology of Sea and Beach

There are pebbles and sand on the beach. The sea deepens normally and there is fine sand on the bottom.

The region provides the following:

apartment camping bar restaurant sunbed super-market a-t-m pharmacy health-center water-spor boat-rent sea-buggy gas-station scuba-diving

Region’s origin of name

The region “Dasia” took this name because the whole region was formerly a forest (Forest=Dasos in Greek). Thus the name “Dasia” arose.

History of region

Dasia is one of the first regions in Corfu, which was touristically developed in 1960. The French entrepreneur “Billitz” built the first tourist facility in Corfu, the hotel “Club Mediterranée”. This hotel operated until recently.

Sidney Louis Walter Merlin was a British botanist. Sidney was born in Piraeus, Greece, where his father, Charles William Louis Merlin, was British Consul. In Greece, Sidney Merlin is best known for two botanological achievements. In ca. 1925, he introduced the “Washington Navel” orange variety to his estate in Dasia. To this day, it is known in Greece as “Merlin”. He also introduced the kumquat tree, which is used in Corfu to make the kumquat sweet, one of the specialties of Corfiot cuisine.

Population

During the winter time there are 60 residents. In contrast to winter time the residents are about 4000 people during the summer time including visitors.

Employment of population before and after the touristic development

The residents of the region formerly occupied professionally with olive groves, farming, agriculture and fisheries. Each family was autonomous and everything that was needed was home made. Today most people deal professionally with tourism during the summer months. During the winter time they deal amateur with agriculture and especially with the olive gathering and fishing.

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