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LOCAL AMENITIES

Dining Out

There are many great places to eat out in Kassiopi. The numerous bars, restaurants and shops are all centrally located within a 10 minute walk of Poseidon Hotel. The mood in Kassiopi is very relaxed, you will never feel rushed to finish your meal and most eateries close when the last diner leaves.

 

Being a society with strong family values children are welcome just about everywhere. There is never the feeling, often felt back home, that children should not be in the bar or restaurant. This is one of the reasons Kassiopi has become such a friendly resort where the whole family can truly relax and enjoy themselves.

 

The restaurants offer a vast selection of cuisine from traditional Greek dishes to Italian specialties. Many of the bars also offer snacks and light bites. There is an excellent take-away gyros grill (No.7) situated at the village square.

 

During the evenings Kassiopi comes to life. There is a nightclub and many lively bars but there are also plenty of quieter bars to relax in. Most restaurants are open throughout the day offering breakfasts, snacks, lunch and then evening meals.

Shopping

Kassiopi has no shortage of shops. You will find souvenir shops offering a host of memento's and beach goods, traditional lace, leather and olive wood workshops and many stylish clothes and jewellery boutiques. Most shop workers speak English and are pleased to offer assistance if required. Generally haggling is not acceptable unless at an open air market such as the market in Corfu Town.

 

Supermarkets: There are several supermarkets within the village which stock all the normal daily essentials. Milk, sugar, coffee, nappies, toiletries, snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices and alcoholic beverages, bottled water, etc. If you are self-catering and want to cook in your apartment you will find things such as fresh meat, fish, pasta, rice, fruit, vegetables, frozen and tinned products, among many other provisions.

 

Bakeries: Kassiopi has two mouthwatering bakeries. Both are a stones throw away from the Poseidon Hotel, opposite each other on the main road as you head towards the square. Simply follow your nose! Bread is baked on a daily basis and there is a large selection of pastries and cakes. For special occasions cakes and other specialties can be baked to order.

Emergency Services/First Aid

Pharmacies: Pharmacies are easily visible and stocks most things you could require during your stay.  Generally speaking staff are very helpful and most often English speaking. Open most days in the summer but closed on Sundays and siesta time (2pm til 5pm ish).

 

Doctors: There is a doctor's surgery located next door to the Poseidon Hotel on Kassiopi High Street and another on the main road heading out of Kassiopi, opposite Lekkas Traditional Family Taverna.

Emergency Services Telephone Numbers:

Health Emergency Aid (ambulance): 166

General Hospital of Corfu: 26610 88200

Local Police Station (Kassiopi): 26630 81240

Local Fire Brigade (Acharavi): 26630 64199

Coast Guard Police: 26613 65200

Airport: 26610 89600

Express Service: 1154

Public Amenities

Toilets: There are no public toilets in the village but you are always welcome to pop into any of the bars and use their facilities. Rarely do the bar owners mind you doing this but if you feel a little uncomfortable, maybe you can stop for a quick refreshment as well.

Playground: Children are welcome to use the village playground which is situated on the road down to the harbour on the right hand side before you reach the church. Please bear in mind that the hours of 2pm til 5pm are traditionally 'Siesta' time and the park is closed.

Car Parking: The area around the harbour is free to park. There are many off-road parking spaces also available around the outskirts of the village. Opposite the Poseidon Hotel you will find a secure private car park at some very reasonable rates.

Financial Services

Foreign Currency Exchange: There are many places to exchange your money and travelers cheques in Kassiopi. Just pop along to any currency exchange offices offering the latest bank rates. Commission is charged in the region of 2%.

ATM Machines: Alpha Bank have a machine located near the village square in Kassiopi. If you experience any problems with this machine you will need to contact Alpha Bank on 0030 26630 63300. Other ATM's are available throughout Kassiopi.