Places near Kato Korakiana
The port of the northeastern coast. It is located 13km from the city in a verdurous region of vineyards. The cosmopolitan summer resort of Dassia is one of the first villages in Corfu that made worth of its tourist beauties. There are a lot of luxurious hotels, rooms to let and highly organized camping in Dassia. In the center of the settlement you will find a lot of shops to make your buys from. In the taverns of Dassia you can taste recipes of the corfiat cuisine. Nightlife is full of surprises. The endless and crowed sandy beach of Dassia and the small isolated coves offer everything to bathers.
Dassia is conveniently located on the east coast of this tantalising island, just 14km from Corfu town (Kerkyra). It faces Albania and the Greek mainland - on a clear day the views across the Ionian sea are dramatically beautiful. Dassia is on a flat, narrow plain right beside the sea, backed by lush, tree-covered hills. It is a busy, active resort that likes to wake early and stay up late. During the day, make the most of the shingle and pebble beach - after a refreshing swim in the calm sea, lie back, relax and let the sun slowly warm your skin and soul. Watersports are popular, including waterskiing, banana boats and boat hire. Why not invest in a speedboat for the day and visit some of Corfu's hidden, deserted coves. Dassia is popular with couples and groups of friends who want a little bit of nightlife and a lot of atmosphere. There are many bars, tavernas and a couple of discos, playing anything from traditional Greek folk songs to the latest chart hits. Don't forget to pack your dancing shoes. You won't go hungry in Dassia village - there are a good selection of eateries to keep you satiated including an abundance of pizzerias and snack bars. A regular bus service runs along the coast, and taxis are easily available to take you into the lively neighbouring resorts of Gouvia or Ipsos after dark. There is a long, narrow shingle beach which shelves gently into the warm waters. It is backed by olive and pine trees that rustle relaxingly in the sea breeze. Dassia reputedly offers the best watersports in Corfu, and the flat water is particularly excellent for windsurfing. Choose from the wide range of tavernas, snack bars, pizzerias, beach bars and restaurants in Dassia. They can mostly be found either side of the busy main road, but some of the smaller side streets offer quieter, more traditional atmospheres. Order some olives for a starter - they may even have been picked from the trees in Dassia resort. Dassia is a great central base from which to explore Corfu & there is an excellent bus service running every 30 minutes to Corfu town (Kerkyra) and regular services to other parts of the island. The resort is on the east coast of Corfu 15Km from the airport & 16km from the port. From the town of Corfu, Dassia is about 15 (winding) kilometers to the north, and the road is relatively easy to navigate with signs marking the town at regular intervals. You can get to the island of Corfu by Ferry boat from Igoumenitsa. In the summer ferry boats depart from Igoumenitsa every hour or so (More info about the ferries on the Corfu page), or by airplane. Depending on the taxi driver it can take from 20 minutes to 30 minutes to transfer from the airport. The taxi fair is about 25-30 Euros. You may arrange a transfer or you may catch a taxi from the airport's station on a 24 hour basis. If you wish to take a bus instead then you will have to take a a taxi to the blue bus station which will cost you about 2 Euros per person. The journey takes about 35 min. Nightlife in Dassia Evening entertainment in Dassia is relaxed, laid back and varied. There are enough bars to keep everyone happy, but Dassia is not a lively nightclub resort as such. There are no clubs, but there are two very lively disco bars that are open well into the early hours. There are also lively bars on the beach. Shakes has nightly entertainment including a great live band and other live entertainment, karaoke and quizzes. The Drunken Duck, just a few doors down from Shakes, offers Greek dancing and plate smashing. Prices are varied in Dassia, but to give you an idea in Shakes a glass of wine is around