Found on the glorious coast east of Corfu, Dassia is one of the island’s most popular holiday destinations thanks to its luscious sands and stunning views. Just a twenty-minute ride from the airport, Dassia is close enough to lively scenes but quiet enough for you to unwind without being disturbed. The host of bars and clubs are sure to keep younger guests busy and many of the hotels within the resort offer some brilliant on-site entertainment making this the perfect choice for families. There’s something for everyone in Dassia, from sunrise until sunset, you’re sure to make some unforgettable memories, whether you’re day-tripping or simply sunbathing in the Mediterranean heat.
Visitors to Dassia often fall in love with the place and return year after year, and it’s easy to see why. Secluded Dassia is surrounded by deep pine woods and offers some phenomenal views of the mainland. The 200-metre stretch of pebbled beach is the ideal location for sunbathing and de-stressing. When the heat gets too much you can try your hand at a host of water sports before sampling some traditional Greek cuisine at one of the resort’s many restaurants.
One of the most developed areas of Corfu, Ipsos was famed for being a party resort and proved popular for 18-30s holidays, That was a decade ago - now however, things have calmed down and the resort is perfect for some peace and quiet. Admittedly, many of the discos and bars remain, so at night time, things can become pretty lively. If you do long for a quiet drink, the far side of the beach neighbouring the harbour offers some more relaxed tavernas and bars.
Once a small fishing village, in recent years Gouvia has developed into a modern holiday resort ideal for couples and families alike. Up to date and secure, it’s the perfect destination for visitors to Dassia and Corfu. During the summer time, people from around the world flock to this beautiful resort to dock their yacht’s in the harbour before heading to Gouvia’s beach and idyllic caves.
Kommeno Bay is a grand setting with its pine-framed shores and luxury hotels. This remote location is perfect for the relaxing getaway but close enough to Dassia’s lively beach bars and Gouiva’s architectural sites to ensure you don’t get bored. With some of the most coveted shores of Corfu, it’s no surprise Greece’s elite choose to take residency here, the surroundings of the bay are truly flawless.
Hire a boat
Boat trips are always a great shout in Corfu and Dassia is no different. A boat trip at this resort offers the perfect balance of relaxation, beach and history. Boats leaving Dassia will dock at nearby islets allowing for some swimming in the azure waters whilst exploring the caves and cliff-jumping. And when that’s all over you can dry off one of the stunning beaches and rejuvenate your batteries with some fine cuisine at one of the wonderful tavernas.
Shop for souvenirs
There are lots of souvenir shops along the coastal road offering some charming little keepsakes and gifts from your great Greek vacation. Far from the usual bric-a-brac of t-shirts, fridge magnets and belts, you’ll find authentic goods made from local olive wood. Many of the shops will also sell delicious Greek snacks such as freshly baked bread, olives, feta cheese and local wine, perfect to take on a beach picnic or for an evening snack.
Enjoy the beach in Dassia
The beaches of Dassia attract tourists from far and wide each year and once there, you’ll see why. The beaches are well kept and crystalline waters are perfect for cooling off after a day of soaking up the sun. If that sounds a little too calm, don’t panic as the beach offers many water sports facilities including water skiing and banana boats which guarantee laughs and some unforgettable memories. You’re also able to hire speedboats or go snorkelling and scuba diving, all of which are ideal for exploring many of the hidden coves and becoming acquainted with the marine life.
Cuisine of Corfu
Throughout Corfu, seafood tends to be the main speciality and the squid, whitebait and sea bass are highly recommended. If that doesn’t take your fancy, one of the many authentic Corfiot dishes is also highly advised and there’s plenty on offer. Dishes raved about by locals include sofrito, a veal dish in vinegar, parsley and garlic; loukaniko, Greek-style sausages; lamb gastra, a casserole dish complemented by onion, peppers and feta cheese; and bourdeto, a peppery fish stew. You’re overwhelmed by choice. Whilst starters and main courses often arrive together (unless you ask), tirokafteri, a spicy cheese dip is perfect for whetting your palette.
Restaurants in Dassia
The resort of Dassia is well known for its savoury dishes and there are several brilliant restaurants and eateries to allow you a real taste of the city. All of the best restaurants and bars can be found along the coastal road and once you’ve sampled some fine Greek cuisine, you can try the local ouzo or wash your meal down with a traditional island cocktail such as caipirinhas.
Dassia is a top holiday destination for good reason. It offers the perfect blend of relaxation and exuberance, you’re able to recharge your batteries but also able to have a whole load of fun. Book a holiday that perfectly suits you with easyJet holidays and if you book your flights and accommodation together, you’ll save on the total price of your trip.