Magna Graecia Palace

A sprawling complex that stretches out and around a large central pool, the Magna Graecia Palace is every bit as grand as its name suggests. An elegant exterior, upmarket terrace and perfectly manicured gardens add to the elegant feel and with a prominent position, just five minutes from the beach, guests have a wonderful time here.

Meals are focused around traditional Greek cuisine in the buffet restaurant and the boat-themed bar injects a little fun without ever losing the chic and contemporary feel that the entire complex benefits from. Tennis courts are available to use, but if you fancy some off-complex fun, you can head to Dassia centre or Corfu Town.

Overview of Dassia

Holidays to Corfu can be as relaxing or adventure-filled as you want. They can even be a heady mix of both elements, if you choose the right resort to head to.

Dassia, home to the Magna Graecia Palace hotel, prides itself on being able to cater to a wide variety of needs. The gorgeous Blue Flag beach is relaxing but active, with plenty of water sports to try, but if your sport of choice is shopping, prepare to set some new personal bests as you browse the extensive range of local handicrafts and designer goods. You won’t find a dazzling nightlife scene here, but the chilled live music and friendly bars on offer are fun nonetheless.

Things to do in Dassia

A day trip to Corfu Town, just 14km away, will get you to a selection of winding cobbled streets, as well as sleek modern areas. Blending history with a thriving nightlife scene, the town caters to a range of tastes.

Back in Dassia, beach days can be broken up with boat trips and waterskiing, or you can simply relax in the shade of the olive trees and leave the activities to everyone else. In the evenings, you’ll find that the pace of life stays pleasantly slow, with acoustic music, family-run tavernas and locally produced drinks being the order of the day, rather than busy nightclubs.

For a perfect blend of everything Corfu can offer, Dassia is the place to head to and is never too far from the extra excitement of Corfu Town.

Resort Summary

Framed by walls of green pine trees, Dassia’s shore is 200 metres long, with clean, golden shingle and shallow, gentle waters. This strip of sand has earned itself a Blue Flag award, meaning that even in high season it remains clean and pleasant to be on. The beach is very family-friendly, with plenty of loungers and parasols, but not so many it feels overcrowded.

The beach has more than its fair share of watersports for its guests to enjoy. Waterskiing is a particular favourite among visitors to Dassia, but there are plenty of other choices advertised on the jetty.

Hire a boat and take your time visiting other beaches around the island – training is offered beforehand and it’s a great way to see Corfu. If you’re more of a kick-back-and-relax kind of person, you can shelter yourself under the beach’s olive trees and watch others skim across the ocean’s surface.