Corfu Paleokastritsa beach

Information about Paleokastritsa beach

Paleokastritsa Corfu: Paleokastritsa is arguably the most famous picturesque village of the island of Corfu located 23 km northwest of Corfu Town. The word Paleokastritsa literally means old fortress, witnessing the existence of such a castle on the rocky cave where now stands the Monastery of the Virgin.

DISCOVER CORFU WITH OUR TOURS!
Book an unforgettable Tour in Corfu or get there with your own car rental.

Paleokastritsa offers a plethora of local taverns overlooking the blue bay and six sandy and pebbled beaches which are scattered all around the area. Those beaches are surrounded by olive tree forests creating a dramatic yet beautiful scenery.

This cosmopolitan resort stretches along a coastal road around stunning bays and a picturesque harbor where the excursion boats depart for the nearby and isolated beaches. The settlement itself retains its traditional charm and character whereas today it is considered one of the main tourist attractions in Corfu displaying a great number of hotels, bars and restaurant. At the end of the road, right after the main harbor is the Monastery of the Virgin that dominates the village. The monastery hosts an interesting collection of post-Byzantine icons, books and other objects.

The main beach of Paleokastritsa is quite small but extremely known for its cold waters and delightful environment. It is considered as one of the best beaches in the Greek islands. It is surrounded by many bars and taverns therefore it is rarely quiet during the day. The area offers some excellent sea views.

Explore Corfu with a tour

Discover some of the most popular tours in Corfu:

View more tours

How to get to Paleokastritsa beach

Hotels in Paleokastritsa

Akrotiri Beach Hotel

Hotels4 stars
Show description

Akrotiri beach hotel is found in one of the most popular and beautiful resorts in Corfu. The complex offers a breathtaking sea view and features a large infinity pool. Guests can have a delicious dinner at the dinning room, relax at the cozy lounge room with the satellite TV or enjoy a rich buffet breakfast that is served every morning. All rooms are fully equipped and provide a gorgeous view from their private balcony. Guests can use the free Wi-Fi or watch satellite TV.

Paleokastritsa Check availability

Fundana Villas

Bungalows Rooms Suites4 keys
Show description

Fundana villas, a restored 17th century mansion, are located a few minutes away from the famous Paleokastritsa beach in Corfu. All villas are fully furnished with equipped kitchenette, luxury bathroom and balcony or garden. Guests can visit the traditional olive press, taste local dishes at the hotel’s tavern, swim at the outdoor pool or receive beauty care/massage treatments.

Paleokastritsa Check availability

Ipsia Apartments

Rooms2 keys
Show description

The family-run complex of Ipsia Apartments is ideally located in the beautiful area of Paleokastritsa in Corfu. The complex provides a comfortable accommodation overlooking the amazing Ionian sea and surrounded by splendid natural landscape. There is a nice garden with comfortable sun beds and a barbeque. The rooms feature fully equipped kitchenette, en-suite bathroom and balcony/terrace with marvelous view.

Paleokastritsa Check availability

Things To See And Do In Paleokastritsa

Tours and activities related to Paleokastritsa

Map Of Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Reviews of Paleokastritsa, Corfu

5/5.0
2 Reviews
  • anniawe34kl 10 Aug 2009
    Take boats to remote beaches
    Paleokastritsa of Corfu is absolutely gorgeous. We spent 4 glorious days there swimming in breathtakingly crystal clear waters and visiting secluded and beautiful beaches. Our hotel, the Akrotiri Beach Hotel, provided good accommodation and our room overlooked a beautiful bay. Only one bad thing, but I don't think it is a fault of the hotel: a couple of mornings we had no running water in the hotel, so water supply to the island seems to be lacking. For a tourist area this was unexpected.

    There was a great supply of good restaurants and the area is within an easy drive (20 minutes) from CorfuTown. We ate out at different restaurants every night and the food and service was excellent everywhere we went. Recommended restaurants in the Paleokastritsa area include Nereidis (which included a greek fire dancing show), Nausica Restaurant and Limani Restaurant located near the Glass Bottom Boat pick up wharf. The local food was wonderful, we enjoyed white bread, grilled/baked fetta, stuffed tomatoes, moussaka and heaps of other Greek delights.

    Take a taxi boat service and go to Paradise Beach. You will probably be the only ones there, so you will have the whole beautiful beach to yourselves. The beach at the end of the road at Paleokastritsa is also nice, at the point where you can hire paddleboats. Water at both beaches was amazing.
  • luca29 16 Dec 2008
    The most popular tourist spot
    Paleokastritsa is the most popular tourist spot on Corfu, probably thanks to its delightful landscape and the clean beach. The beach may get cold some days but it is a great place to lay down on the pebbles and enjoy a day in the sun. Apart from swimming, Paleokastritsa is also famous for its Monastery on top of a hill. Just outside the monastery, there is a balcony with a canon from where you can take great photos.

DISCOVER MORE CORFU BEACHES

OUR TRAVEL SERVICES IN CORFU

Explore our travel services & make the most out of your CORFU holidays!

Do you Need a Free Travel Quote?

Our team of experienced travel specialists can organize your unforgettable vacation in Greece!

Please send us a request and we will rapidly answer you with a free quote!

Who is Greeka (Licence No: PK-01-7031)
Read Reviews (1218)