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Kassiopi is paradise for me
Before we parked the car we already drove past the Church of Panaghia Kassiopitissa (Church of the Slessed Virgin Kassopitras), which we definately wanted to see. After we parked the car at the beautiful circular harbour it was a good time to take our bearings and try to find out how to get back to the historical Panaghi Kassiopitissa. The church...more
We read in our travel guide that "Kassiopi has the magnificent backdrop of Mount Pantokrator and hills covered with olive groves, vines and citrus plantations. It is a colourful place reached by picturesque coast roads." Quite a discription and for us a good reason to visit it.When we drove to Kassiopi by car we observed the little houses of the...more
Fantastic food and owners.We had four meals Calamari along with chicken curry hand cut chips,Jumbo Scampi and a greek salad.All dishes were presented perfect and were great.The couple who run this Restaurant are very happy go lucky and go out of there way to please.They also have a comments book about there food from other customers and gave this...more
Uncle Simos is another great place to have a meal ...The service is excellent .. The food is beautifully cooked and presented .. It is right on the harbour so you can people watch while wating for your meal ...There is a very good extensive menu ...also , one of our party had coeliac disease and they were very helpful with regards to this...more
Out of the Blue is a delightful little bar serving a vast choice of alcoholic drinks (including mouthwatering cocktails) and coffee.The music is pleasantly 'background' so you dont have to shout to be heard, and the bar and tables positively glow with candlelight. The atmosphere is very relaxing, and the barstaff are friendly and welcoming, making...more
Its a cafe bar with Karioke and Quizes in the evening, this place pulls in a variety of people who are staying in kassiopi. It has a friendly atmosphere, it provides for everyone. It had the trendy young persons bar but it also has a family atmosphere. The drinks are nice but i think the jasmines special is a bit dodgey though but the rest are...more
The music is very vairied, it can be very thumpy music, Its 5 Euros to get in but then u get a free drink and drinks cost 4 euros so its good value for money, this place is opens really late so it can stay open to the early hours of the morning, The best thing to do which i have done is to start off in jasmines, stay there till it closes and then...more
Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.
Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."
If your child is big ask for earplugs as soon as you board the aircraft. Make use of them for take-off then save them for landing as the crew may not have any fresh ones left by then. Also let them eat candies, this helps the kids tremendously if they don't know how to pop their ears.
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.
We took the path opposite of the church and went to the ruined Byzantine fortress. It's abandoned to the whims of nature and the entrance is almost hidden by wild flowers. The castle was built in the 14th century by the Angevin conquerors of Corfu. The Venetians finally overran the castle and in revenge razed it almost to the ground. But it's still...more
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Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Greece is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Greece with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
There are three main types of voltage converter. Resistor-network converters will usually be advertised as supporting something like 50-1600 Watts. They are light-weight and support high-wattage electrical appliances like hair dryers and irons. However, they can only be used for short periods of time and are not ideal for digital devices. Some companies sell combination converters that include both a resistor network and a transformer in the same package. This kind of converter will usually come with a switch that switches between the two modes. If you absolutely need both types of converter, then this is the type to buy.
Outlets in Greece generally accept 1 type of plug: Two round pins (see the picture). If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter. Depending on how much you plan to travel in the future, it may be worthwhile to get a combination voltage converter and plug adapter.
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...more
If you like wildness and untouched nature Corfu is the right place for you. Kassiopi is full of different kind of reptiles, insects. Don’t be surprised if you see snake or lizard because is naturally here. This sweet creature from the picture is chameleon who has been lost by mistake on Bataria beach.more
Small children follow the tourists around the town trying to sell roses to everyone who catches their eye. They pester you in the bars and restaurants in an effort to sell you flowers, and it seems if you 'give in' once and buy, they remember you throughout your holiday.
It is difficult not to be taken in by the small children as they are so charming but my advice is 'Dont give in to their demands' no matter how appealing they may be.
Unique Suggestions: As most of the children are kept up until the town sleeps and there is no more money to be made, it really is best not to encourage them by spending your Euro on their goods. If everyone stopped buying, there would be little point in their parents keeping them up half the night. If we buy we encourage.
Fun Alternatives: It is extremely difficult to ignore the children as they are so sweet and friendly.
A friend suggested buying some sweets for the children and giving them out instead of buying roses, apparently this works very well and everyone is happy ... except the parents that is. It seems they are only happy when exploiting everyone!
* Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.more
1. The most important thing you must pack is some protection for mosquitoes . Island is full of mosquitoes, and other insects and you will have the big sleeping problems if you don't have any protection. 2. Because rock and the stones on the beaches it would be good to have shoes for the enter in the sea. Its can be very painfully for your foot.more
Try to find 'lightweight' luggage as many suitacases are really heavy items before you have packed anything in them!Try to leave room in your case so you can squeeze in presents for yourself ,and gifts for others too. It beats trying to pack them all into your hand luggage at the last moment. Sandals are a must, take one pair for day wear and...more
We can honestly say that Kassiopi is a pretty harbour-side town, still dominated by the impressive ruins of its huge Byzantine fortress. Of course we wanted to see it with our own eyes, but we had some trouble to find our way towards it. Finally we found the path opposite of the church of Panaghia Kassiopitissa (Church of the Slessed Virgin...more
Perithia is a deserted village. It is located high up, off the main road between Kassiopi and Acharavi. It's about 5 km from Kasssiopi and then follow the road up to new Perithia, this is not far, turn left at the fork in the road, you will see the signs, go through the new village. Perithia was built in Byzantine times around the 14th century when...more
This beach is a little bit of a treck but if you like beaches that are not heaving with people its worth the 20 min's it takes to get there.I ts a little difficult to explain how to get there but i will try. If you go to Kassiopi harbour from the road, keep going untill you can go no farther. There is a little dirt track that takes you inland...more
Although I have reccomended boat hire in Kassiopi, I did in fact hire a boat in Paelokalistra which is located in the north west of Corfu. I was eager to see the caves and crystal clear waters in this part of Corfu island you see. I paid dearly for this 'whim' and later found out 'my euros' would have hired me a boat for the whole day in Kassiopi instead of the 4 hours I had for my money!
I found the trip totally exhilarating, and by the time I reached the shore I craved for more of this pastime.
Many places are totally inaccessable unless you have a boat so if you want to experience deserted beaches, caves and the thrill of the open sea you simply have to take the plunge and hire one yourself.
Swimming from the boat is wonderful but do beware of the rocks if you dive.
Equipment: When taking a boat out in any hot and sunny climate always remember to take some heavy duty sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat. The sun reflects off the water, so getting yourself burnt is very easily accomplished and painful too. Ouch!!!
Ensure you hire a boat from a reputable company, and check there are enough life jackets on board to cover all passengers.
If you get a bit sea sick dont forget to take some medication prior to the trip, feeling ill will definitely spoil the experience.
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...more
I would take them for a walk round the headland , especially at night to see the dozens of fireflies dancing in the moonlight 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 ,,more
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.more