THINGS TO DO IN KASSIOPI
In the larger scheme of things Kassiopi sits on a piece of headland that is part of an entire area of magnificent beauty and unique natural heritage. Corfu Island’s north east is coastline is made up of small shingle beaches, graphic coves and phenomenal rock formations. Most of these, in fact, are accessible only by boat or footpaths that take you through thick shrubs and dense olive groves. A lot has been done in recent years to protect the area’s rich flora and fauna and to control the quality and quantity of development.
THINGS TO DO
Kassiopi gives you easy access to the entire north east. You can set out on foot to a different destination each day or we can arrange for private boat hire with which to explore the magnificent natural beauty of Kassiopi headland. Renting a boat for the day does not require a license on your part and is certainly the most exciting and beautiful way to get around. Fishing off your own boat, snorkeling in pristine waters or simply lazing under the sun on your private beach are the things memories are made of.
There are plenty of harbour villages along the way to moor for lunch or refreshments. Most of the tavernas you will find will welcome you and help you along the way. Boat hire is from 9 am till around 6 in the afternoon and you can be safe in the knowledge that staff from the boat hire company will be constantly patrolling the area to make sure things are running smoothly for you. All boats are equipped with life jackets for your safety and most have sun canopies for extra protection from the sun. A map with the designated areas and other guidelines will be given to you when you pick up your boat and if required, a short demonstration on handling the vessel.
Car hire gives you the independence to create your own itinerary and visit some places that are definitely worth your while. Kassiopi is on the way to golden-sand beaches like Acharavi and St Spyridon further along the north coast. From here you can also easily get to the historical Venetian built village of Old Perithia high up on Mount Pantokrator that stands tall above Kassiopi village. The entire mountain region is incredible with a network of footpaths to discover. The very large cave at Loutses is also only accessible by car.We can arrange for a car to be delivered to the airport awaiting your arrival or you can simply pick it up from Melina Bay Hotel.
Most organised excursions in the area run from Kassiopi. Corfu Town, Paxos, Albania are all accessible from here. Horse riding is a great way to experience the natural landscape nearby and a scuba diving centre offering training and excursions runs off Kassiopi headland.
Melina Bay Seaside Hotel places you at the centre of all these possibilities and more. We look forward to helping you plan your holiday. Our front desk service can assist you with bookings and reservations.