Where ever you go you will notice the olives all around and it can hardly be missed as there are almost 3 million trees on Corfu.
During the summer months, the olives slowly fatten. The olives start green and depending on the variety, (there are more than 300 hundred types), they will turn purple, then black. (And you thought that green olives were just unripe black ones!) Corfu mostly has the small black variety.
I would take them for a walk round the headland , especially at night to see the dozens of fireflies dancing in the moonlight
Fondest memory: I miss the people of kassiopi , they make you so welcome ...The whole friendly atmosphere of the place . The beautiful little harbour .. Kassioppi is a magical pplace , once you visit you have a longing to return ,,
Favorite thing: Kassiopi is a beatifull little village and that comes with a price ( IT DOES GET VERY BUSY) so my advice is to visit early in may or late in september, it is still hot but you have not got the crowds that you get between the months of june and august. Also i think you get better service.
kass is a small place .. The people are lovely ...
I would probably take them to one of my favourite restaurants
Fondest memory: There are so many lovely memories of kassiopi...
I miss the atmosphere . the people ... The general feel of the place..
Nobody should holiday in Kassiopi without taking a trip up the mountain to the deserted village of Peritheia.
It can be a very hair raising experience when driving yourself , as the bends in the road are very sharp, but to be honest I would sooner travel under my own steam than jump on a coach to undertake the journey!
When I finally arrived at Peritheia I was amazed by the views, the fresh sweet smeling air and the whole charisma of the place. I felt like I had found a very secret and special location that made me feel like I was the only person living on earth.
Peritheia was built at around the time of the 14th century when people of the coastal towns fled to the mountains in fear of pirates. Even when this threat had dissapeared, the people of Corfu could not move back to their homes as a plague of malaria carring mosquitos had invaded.
The town grew and grew until eight churches, a school house, a police station and even a court house had been built. At the height of its popularity 1,500 people lived in the town.
By 1912, the town had become part of Kassiopi and by 1955 it was only occupied during the summer months. By 1975 most of the villagers had moved to premises further down the mountain, leaving all but a few occupants in Peritheia.
Today, only 6 people, two tavernas a few sheep and a handful of chickens remain.
If you decide to go, have a drink and a bite to eat in one of the tavernas, and please ...blow a kiss to this very magical place, just for me.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Kassiopi has to be Peritheia.
Walking through the deserted streets, amidst all the bees and butterflies made me really happy.
I could, without a doubt, spend the rest of my days in a beautiful deserted town like this.
Make the effort to drag yourself away from the fine beaches of Kassiopi, and pay a visit to Peritheia yourself, I promise, you wont be in least bit dissapointed.