Kassiopi

Distance from the city of Corfu

36 Km. The driving time is about 55 min.

Nearby regions

village “Apraos-Kalamaki” is located 5 km northerly and the driving time is about 8 min. 4 km southerly is located the village “Avlaki” and the driving time is about 5 min .

Public transportation

You can find analytically the itineraries of Green Buses on www.ktelkerkyras.gr from and to the City Of Corfu. The time with the bus is about 1h and 25 min.

Morphology of Sea and Beach

The sea deepens steeply and there are pebbles inside and outside the sea.The village has also a very nice harbor for a night stop. Moreover there are motor or sailing boats.

The region provides the following:

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

Region’s origin of name

The name of the village comes from a temple dedicated to Roman Historian “Cassius Dio”. When Nero visited this region he sang at the altar of the temple. The temple does not exist anymore but it is said that it was probably located at the church of “Virgin Mary Kassiopetra”.

History of region

The ancient village of “Kassiopi” was created in 281 BC by the residents of the homonymous city of Epirus. During this period Pyrrhus, the king of Epirus, occupied the island. The fortress of the island was built before 1400 AD (it is also considered the oldest fortress of Corfu) by the Romans, indicating the city’s strategic location. It was one of the three castles of the Byzantine period which ensured the defense of the island. The other two castles are “Gardiki” and “Angelokastro”. The fortress was later destroyed by the Venetians and the ruins are preserved until today

Population

During the winter time the residents are about 1000 people. In contrast to winter time, during the summer time the residents are about 4000 people 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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