Kassiopi is a pretty and popular fishing village where life centres around the harbour and village square. It is quite a distance from Corfu Town but has a frequent bus service to and from the capital.
This resort has a lot to offer visitors; a good selection of beaches with boat rental, bars, restaurants and shops. All types of accommodation are available to suit every budget and taste. There are some interesting and impressive ruins of a Byzantine fortress, which was fortified by the Venetians and survived sieges by the Ottomans in the 16th century.
Nature, by way of the sea and wind, created the Canal d’Amour. The sandstone has been eroded by the elements and the grooves that scarred the rock face formed the channel.
There are legends attached to these stunning rock formations, the most famous being that if a couple swim together in the Canal they will stay together forever and if the Canal is in shade whoever swims in the water will always be lucky in love.
At 906m high Mount Pantokrator is the highest point on Corfu. On a clear day at the summit, and despite it being 130km away, it is possible to see Italy, as well as the whole of Corfu and Albania. At the top is café for who have reached the summit, a well and a telecommunications tower. The church dates from 1689; however in 1347 the first monastery was built with the help of the Perithians.
Corfu Town has much to offer even the most well travelled visitor. The art galleries and museums, of which there are more than a dozen, hold regular exhibitions. The town’s three brass bands, symphony orchestra, opera company, choir, contemporary and traditional dance groups and drama societies guarantee a full programme of musical and theatrical events.
The Folklore Museum of Acharavi was inaugurated in October 2008 in a building of more than 1,000 square metres. The owner and visionary creator, Mr Spyros Vlachos, has been collecting, maintaining and promoting with endless care, joy and attention local folk objects of particular historical interest for the last 25 years.
The Hydropolis Water-park in Acharavi is constructed on an area of 33.806,90 m².
Hydropolis opens on 15th of May.
Working Hours: 10.30-18.30.
Located in the village of Gastouri, the route to the Achillion Palace takes you along coastal roads and through a landscape of orange, lemon and olive groves. Built in 1890 by the tragic Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the magnificent palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its main theme.
Avlaki is not particularly known among tourists, although it is a very nice, pebbly beach with crystal clear water. Is a quiet beach, an ideal tourist destination for families. The beach has sunbeds and few taverns with delicious local food.