Paleokastritsa is located on the northwest coast of Corfu, 25 km from the I.Kapodistrias airport as well as from Corfu town. The resort is hilly and nestles beneath the folds of steep verdant slopes of olive groves and citrus orchards.
Paleokastritsa has long been considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu and is a renowned Greek beauty spot. There is all the kind of services, restaurants/tavern’s, super-markets, cafes, shops, small bars, covering all the needs for the in depended traveler. The resort also offers a lot of accommodation options for families and couples in a wide range of prices.
At the northern most promontory (Agios Spyridon) lies the 12th century monastery of Theotokos. The Monastery stands on a sheer hillside full of wild trees and olive trees facing the deep blue sea. (Read more) In one of the cells in the monastery, a museum has been founded where holy and precious relics of the monastery are housed. Magnificent views are obtained from both the monastery and the hills above, particularly from the village of Lakones.
It is well worth of visiting the village of Lakones to enjoy a good breakfast, meal or drink with view to Paleokastritsa bays. You should also visit the nearby traditional village Krini and the famous Angelokastro, a castle built on particularly steep and rocky terrain with view of the entire island.
Paleokastritsa is chiefly memorable for the exceptional scenery along with the superb beaches. The cool crystal waters are ideal for swimming and water sports. On most of the beaches there are taxi boats, sun beds, umbrellas, motor boats, and canoes for rent. It is well worth to visit all the beaches (About 15, most reached only by boat) in the around area by boat and see also the famous Paleokastritsa caves. For the really active, the rocks, the caves and the crystal water provide great points for diving. Paleokastritsa enjoys a spectacular setting on six (6) small-enclosed bays with crystal turquoise water.
There is also an organized port (Alipa Port) for sailboats & speedboats.
Being the most green of the of the Greek islands, Corfu has three million olive trees, flower-strewn countryside and Adriatic - style villages. Corfu Island offers splendid coastal scenery and some excellent secluded beaches. The island includes many interesting places to explore & many sights to see according to Corfu great history. On this cosmopolitan island, you'll be able to combine relaxation with good times and a full nightlife. Corfu is an international tourist centre which can satisfy the demands of the most difficult visitors.