Corfu Paleokastritsa beach

General information

Paleokastritsa Beach in Corfu: Getting its name from the old fortress at the Monastery of the Virgin Mary (near the Corfu Aquarium), Paleokastritsa 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.

Book an unforgettable Tour in Corfu or get there with your own car rental.

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.

Best Hotels & Accommodations

Recommended by Greeka

Akrotiri Beach

4 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 ...


Paleo ArtNouveau

4 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 ...



4 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 ...


Things to See & Do

Top Tours and activities

  • 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
    from € 23.00
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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.