Paleokastritsa is situated on the North West Coast of Corfu and is spread out over 3kms of the most amazing coastline, where the dramatic mountains and olive groves sweep down to the crystal clear sea.
There are numerous beaches offering safe bathing, excellent snorkelling, boat trips around the caves, self-drive motorboats, watersports or of course, just relaxed sunbathing. All of the bays are either pebble or a mixture or sand and pebbles and the main bay of St. Spiridon is a blue flag beach with lifeguard, changing rooms and fresh water showers.
The name ‘Paleocastritsa’ is taken from the Greek for ‘old castle’ which refers to the 16th century ‘Angelocastro’ whose ruins overhang the resort. More recently, the German spelling of 'Paleokastritsa' has been adopted.
The area is especially good for people who enjoy walking with many footpaths, from gentle strolls through the olive groves to long hikes up the mountain and into the local villages, we are happy to supply our guests with some local mapped walks.
Another place you must visit during your stay is the 13th century monastery of our Lady the Virgin Mary, on the hill overlooking the main beaches where the Orthodox monks are happy to pose with tourists and you are welcome to join their prayer service in the opulent church each evening.
Tavernas and bars are spread throughout the resort offering a mixed and varied nightlife. Local supermarkets are well-stocked and colourful souvenir shops are plentiful throughout the resort, all open until 9pm, 7 days a week. The local bus stops just 100 metres from the hotel to take you into Corfu Town for more sightseeing or shopping.
We hope this gives you a small taste of what Paleokastritsa has to offer, a scenic, unspoilt area offering something for everybody and can be as lively or as laid-back as you want it to be.
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