Corfu Paleokastritsa beach

General information

Getting its name from the old fortress at the Monastery of the Virgin Mary (near the Corfu Aquarium), the beach of Paleokastritsa in Corfu consists of about six sand-and-pebble-filled seashores, all of which are surrounded by gorgeous olive trees! The main beach of Agios Spiridon hosts awe-inspiring teal waters and a lengthy, sandy coast in its U-shaped shore.

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One of the most well-known beach spots in the Ionian Sea, Paleokastro’s curved shape allows for various sea activities (such as canoeing), though there are plenty of organized watersport facilities on-site! Furthermore, if you prefer not to try out a new watersport, there are many nearby caves that you can visit by renting a boat!

This cosmopolitan beach destination is fully-organized, offering an abundance of sun loungers and parasols to rent, as well as a handful of high-class restaurants, entertaining beach bars, and plenty of nearby settlements! Given that it is highly popular, it will be crowded during the high season, so it is suggested that you visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Hotels in Paleokastritsa

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Akrotiri Beach

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Hotel4 stars

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 ...

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Paleo ArtNouveau

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Hotel4 stars

Situated in Paleokastritsa, Paleo ArtNouveau Hotel is surrounded by lush nature and it offers a spectacular view of the Ionian Sea. The resort's rooms and suites have an elegant style and they open to private balconies. The shared facilities include a freshwater swimming pool, a bar and a car ...

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Fundana

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Bungalows Rooms Suites4 keys

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 ...

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Things to See & Do in Paleokastritsa

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Top Activities & Tours in Paleokastritsa

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  • Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

    Category: Island, Private

    Discover the best of Corfu on a private tour by luxury minibus for up to 15 people. See highlights such as the Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa Beach and the sights of Corfu city center.

    4 hours Map
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Reviews

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3 Reviews
  • Margaret Dakin 03 Dec 2023
    Do not visit this monastery

    In the past 2 months the monastery cats have "disappeared", apparently sent to live somewhere else by the abbot who thinks they make the place look untidy and dirty. There were about a dozen cats living here until late autumn. They were all sterilized, vaccinated and fed each day by volunteers and any cats that needed veterinary treatment were taken to be treated. Over the summer, access to feed the cats was denied, they had an area where they were fed and housing there for them. This was blocked off by the monks so the cats had to be fed in the car park. Now all the cats have gone. These cats have been there for many years, they have no reason to go anywhere else when they are fed and looked after. This is simply a case of them being disappeared, probably poisoned or worse. Volunteers have worked very hard and spent a lot of money treating and feeding these cats over the years. They were in good health and the number of kittens being born has vastly reduced. There is no reason at all to get rid of them. They were loved by visitors to the monestary and were an attraction in their own right. Sadly, they are gone and I'm asking people to not go, do not donate to the monestary and tell them you are shocked by their appalling treatment of these animals


  • 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.

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