The second largest of Greece’s Ionian islands, Corfu has something for every kind of tourist. Mind-blowing natural beauty for the nature lover, historical ruins for the history buffs, a variety of beaches for the sunbather and outdoor activities aplenty for the thrill-seeker. All in all, it is a must-visit for any globetrotter worth their salt as it is steeped in Greek folklore and laden with things to see and do. In the busy resort of Dassia those on their Corfu sojourn will find great accommodation right next to the sea. And they will still be just a 10 minutes drive from the town centre, enabling them to easily get supplies. Of the holiday accommodation in Dassia offered by HomeAway, the villas are very popular. They are spacious and are tucked in the midst of lush green gardens. A number of the holiday villas in Dassia also have private swimming pools among other enticing facilities.
-Water sports: Being the water sports resort that it is, Dassia puts a variety of exciting outdoor activities at the disposal of tourists. From the nearby jetty, holidaymakers residing in Dassia holiday homes will be able to hire jet skis, boats and parasailing gear. Boat rides are a great way to explore the Corfu shoreline and gain access to beaches that otherwise can’t be reached. For the kids there is a small water park where they can splash about in slides and swimming pools.
-Beaches: Dassia also boasts miles of pebbly beach where visitors can recline under sunbeds and soak up all the sunshine they want. To keep them quenched is a string of beachside bars and hunger pangs can be appeased in a selection of tavernas. For sand and a little seclusion visitors need to venture further to Glifada or Pelekada. At the Prasoudi Beach holidaymakers will find towering cliffs and crystal clear waters.
-Hiking: To discover Corfu’s beautiful landscapes visitors need to embark on a walk along the 222km-long Corfu Trail that will lead them through every nook and cranny of the island. The trail is clearly marked and includes a tour of Corfu’s oldest village. When they hike towards the island’s north holidaymakers will find rugged terrain leading to its highest point; Mt. Pantokrator.
-Food and drink: Those planning stays Dassia holiday rentals can look forward to mouth-watering Greek cuisine. In family-run tavernas such as Captains they can expect to find an intimate, welcoming atmosphere in which they can enjoy their spanakopita, tzadziki and other traditional delicacies. Rubbing shoulders with locals makes the experience all the sweeter. A number of these eateries serve great options for vegetarians as well.
-Ancient buildings: A visit to the Palaio Frourio is recommended, especially when the historical events are being re-enacted using sound and light effects. The building provides a splendid view over the Ionian Sea from its observatory; an installation that was suited to its military defence purpose in the past. The St. George’s Church which was constructed by the British is found at the foot of the observatory.
Anyone headed to Corfu over the summer should expect nothing less than temperatures in the thirties. The weather then is hot and dry and visitors will do well to pack sunscreen. For slightly milder temperatures holidaymakers could make their reservations for Dassia holiday homes in September when temperature averages are at 27°C. In October however, the rainy season begins and the precipitation levels steadily increase until the end of the year. Meanwhile temperatures drop as winter arrives, stabilising at around 14°C in February.
The Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport is the main gateway into this part of Greece. Its traffic is mainly made up of holidaymakers bound for holiday homes in Dassia and other resorts. Direct flights to this airport are available from most European towns as are domestic flights from Athens. When they arrive they will find taxis available for the last leg of their journey. Public transport is difficult to access.