GEO bicycling and more premises are located in Dassia, a privileged tourist resort 12 km. north-eastern from Corfu Town and within urban transport boundary. Dassia is in principle a busy tourist resort with many large hotels and hostels, a long pebble beach, watersports, Greek restaurants and easy daytrips. Furthermore, Dassia is surrounded by several old villages of impressive Corfiot architecture. The place got its name from the Greek word ‘dasos’ which means “forest” due to the many forests in the area and to its dazzling views across to the mainland. The towering Mount Pantokrator is only a few kilometers away. Its amazing verdure is diffused with the colours of trees as it never dries up in the summer months. The lovely forest paths surrounded by cypresses and olive-trees and the rocky landscapes of mt. Pantokrator make this region an ideal destination for outdoor activities such as off road biking and trekking.
Corfu has a long tradition of tourism and hospitality. Nobles and royals visited the island and admired its natural beauty since the mid-19th century. The island became a favorite holiday resort around the late 1950s, when thousands of tourists especially form Europe chose to spend their summer vacations there. Nowadays, Corfu remains one of the most popular travel destinations for people all over the world, as numerous holiday companies have invested to the island, offering a wide range of tourism alternatives from accommodation in ultra-luxury resorts to affordable “package holidays”.
Corfu is undeniably a beloved holiday destination mainly because of its mild climate and beautiful nature, thanks to its lush vegetation in all its never-ending hues. The shimmering blue sea forms an impressive backdrop to the assorted green shades of the Corfiot countryside. The island is an ideal destination for cycling and hiking, as it remains fresh and green all year round, being in principle rather flat with low-lying coastal areas and with two well-defined mountain ranges, mainly at the northern and at the central mainland.