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Panoramic view of Kassiopi from the castle. I have shown already the picture of the castle above the small harbour here. Now the view is in the opposite direction.

The town is said to have been founded during the reign of Pyrrhus, King of Epirus in the 3rd Century BC, as a supply post during his war with Rome. After the Roman conquest of the island in 230 BC, many Emperors visited, most prominently Emperor Nero, who came to a Temple to Zeus here.

Much of a small headland to the north of the resort is taken up by a Byzantine fortress. The fortress was subsequently fortified further by the Venetians, and survived sieges from the Ottoman Turks in the 16th century. Today parts of the fortress's walls can be seen from the coastal road around the headland.

We went to Kassiopi from Sidari, it is not far. The village is small but very nice, specially in the end of the season when there are not so many torists as in the summer. There are nice beaches with crystal clear warm water. The swimming was fabulous :).

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