Dassia is a sun-drenched town fringed by white-pebble beaches and turquoise water. It’s perched on the northeastern coast of Corfu and combines a lively resort atmosphere with traditional Ionian history, culture and cuisine. Mix up your beach days with trips to nearby towns and villages nestled in the hinterland.
Things to do in Dassia
Bask in the Mediterranean sunshine on Dassia Beach. It’s one of the best beaches on the island and features a two-kilometre stretch of pebble sand dotted with sunbeds and umbrellas. Swim in the sparkling Ionian Sea and make a splash with water sports like paddleboarding and parasailing. Splurge on access to an upscale beach club for an exclusive experience. Relax on plush sunbeds, swim in crystalline pools and order cocktails on demand.
Dassia is an excellent base for day trips to nearby villages. Kato Korakiana is one of the most popular and offers a glimpse of traditional life in Corfu. Stroll along narrow cobblestone streets, admire the medieval tower and enjoy lunch at a traditional Greek taverna.
From upscale restaurants with chic décor and chef-driven menus to laid-back tavernas serving authentic Greek food, there are dining options for every occasion in Dassia. Dine at local eateries and try Corfu specialties like “sofrito” pan-fried veal cooked in a white wine sauce and “pastitsada” pasta topped with meat stew and parmesan cheese. Seafood is a specialty and often cooked “bianco” style with garlic, onions, potatoes, parsley and lemon juice.
Getting around Dassia
Dassia is compact and easy to get around on foot. The resort is on the northeastern coast of Corfu, a 20-minute drive from Corfu Town. Buses are a fast and affordable way to travel to Dassia and get around the island. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore surrounding sights and attractions at your own pace. Corfu International Airport is a 25-minute drive away.