36 kilometres from the town, this is the Centre of the region, and its harbor offers the greatest choice 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 Pyrros when he captured the island. The name (Kassion Oro) derives from the Temple of Kassios Dias, which was built here in a prominent position. Nero is said to have sung at its altar when he visited the region. The temple no longer exists but probably occupied the site of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Kassiopitras. The oldest fortress on the island also stands here, built by the Romans and extended by the Angevins, 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 they built later on the site.
This is the standard full day private tour with taxi in Corfu, including the highlights of the “Best of Corfu” tour, plus more time in the traditional villages and the taste of the local olive oil and local wine in a local store. Also more time on the west coast (Paleokastritsa) or near Corfu Town for lunch. Port, Gouvia, Ano..Read More
Is a beautiful village of the municipality of Feakes Corfu with a history about 2000 years, which keeps the traditional style with no visible signs of deterioration by tourism. The small tavern in the village square in Sokraki for lunch – lovely fresh Greek salads, saganaki and Greek sausage. It’s an adventure driving up there, and once we get there..Read More
Is a large, well-preserved village with buildings from the Byzantine and Venetian eras. Also of interest in the village is a campanile dating from the 15th century (not the one in the square, which is Venetian), and a little way on, up an alley, an old bakery fired by wood, where bread is still made in the old style. A..Read More
Sidari is situated on the shores of a great gulf in the north of Corfu. With its fantastic sandy beaches, it is a very popular holiday area, ideal for families. It is famous for the ‘Canal d’Amour’ a rock formation that once formed a tunnel where, it is said, lovers who kissed beneath, would never forget each other. This and..Read More