Located just 10km north of Corfu Town on the east coast, Dassia is situated along a pretty stretch of coastline and has everything to offer all ages. It is lined by the beach and coastline on one side and an abundance of olive groves and Corfu countryside on the other side. Map of Dassia
Dassia has a long stretch of pebble and shingle beach that can be reached by various side roads leading off from the main road that runs through the resort. Dassia beach gently slopes to clear shallow waters and is ideal for swimming. The waters are also very calm and flat making it safe for children and great for watersports. Although the beach is fairly narrow, the hotels that line the beach have plenty of sunbathing facilities set in gardens. Dassia has excellent watersport facilities with water skiing, scuba diving, paragliding, boat hire, bananas and ringo's to name but a few. The 2001 Ski Club is home to all these activities and can be found on the main jetty in the centre of the beach.
Dassia has an abundance of quality restaurants offering a good selection ranging from traditional Greek cuisine and unique Corfiot dishes to Italian and Indian. For those on a budget you can get a good three course meal for under £10 and sample quality Greek cuisine for just a few pounds. There are plenty of tavernas to choose from. There is a good range of both basic tavernas and quality restaurants to keep everyone happy. The Greeks adore children and they are more than welcome in most bars and restaurants.
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.
Ipsos, where the late night party people head for, is the next resort along and only a short taxi ride away. There is an abundance of clubs and late night bars here.
Dassia is a great central base from which to explore the rest of the island and there is an excellent bus service running every 30 minutes to Corfu Town and regular services to other parts of the island. Car hire is reasonably priced and an ideal way to explore the island. Taxis are plentiful and available 24 hours a day. Scooter hire is another way to get around but a helmet and a large degree of common sense are essential.
For car rental in Dassia
, we would highly recommend Kiki and Gregory from Aronda Travel.
There is an abundance of accommodation
in Dassia itself with a wide selection of Dassia hotels ranging from small and basic to luxury. There are also numerous self catering apartments and studios all within easy walking distance of the centre of Dassia and a very good camp site that also has excellent chalets. On the whole most self catering apartments are clean and well kept, if sometimes a little basic, but that's the charm of Corfu. As long as you don't expect the Ritz, you won't go far wrong in Dassia. We would suggest reading the reviews widely available on the various holiday sites to avoid the odd one or two that do not provide the level of quality expected.
The euro is in use here and there are plenty of exchange facilities throughout Dassia. There are several cash machines available in the resort. Credit cards are accepted in some places, but not everywhere, so do have a back-up just in case.
Dassia beach has one of the best selection of watersports available on the island. The sea is very calm and ideal for a wide variety of watersports.
We would recommend 2001 Ski Club right in the centre of Dassia Beach.
Cycling is yet another way to explore Corfu and there are various places with bicycles for rent. There are also guided mountain bike tours available - The Corfu Mountain Bike Shop
is situated in Dassia just across the road from Shakes and offers guided tours and bikes for hire.