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Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa

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Paleokastritsa, Greece

The Basics

Located on Corfu’s northwest coast, Paleokastritsa is usually included on most island tours or Corfu shore excursions. The island’s small size makes it easy to visit Paleokastritsa along with highlights such as Corfu Town, Achilleion Palace, and the Hill of Kanoni. Most Paleokastritsa tours make a beeline for the hilltop Monastery of Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa, which offers panoramic views of the coastline.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Corfu

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Trip to two beautiful beaches
Richard_H, Sep 2021
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Excellent half day spent with Driver Stefanos, very friendly and knowledgeable. Can't recommend this excursion enough
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Good experience
Benjamin_M, Aug 2021
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Very nice excursion. Very kind Operator and attentive to my needs. The driver speaks perfect English and gives valuable information about the island he loves passionately! I recommend.
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Corfu Private tour
Walter_A, Aug 2021
Paleokastritsa and Corfu town tour
Great tour with our driver Leonidas. He was born and raised in Corfu and so extremely knowledgeable of the town. I certainly prefer private tours like this one which makes it more intimate and personal. He even treated us a to snack break of souvlaki and fries. Highly, Highly recommend.
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Corfu and Caves
Becky, Aug 2021
Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Our captain showed us an excellent time exploring the gorgeous caves!! And our guide was wonderful!!
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One of the greatest experiences!
Lidia_L, Aug 2021
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Can’t explain how amazing this experience was! Our guide George, was the kindness person. He was right on time, patient, and helpful. He made every effort possible to have our trip be fulfilling and fun. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Paleokastritsa is a must-see for beach, culture, and history lovers.

  • Bring sun protection; temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.

  • The beaches of Paleokastritsa have showers, sunbeds, and parasols for rent, and there are plenty of places to purchase food and drinks.

  • Dress modestly if you plan to visit the monastery.

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How to Get There

Paleokastritsa is located on Corfu’s northwest coast, roughly 16 miles (25 kilometers) from Corfu Town. Buses run regularly between the two towns and take around 40 minutes, but if you plan to explore the surrounding villages and beaches, it’s a good idea to join a guided tour or organize private transport.

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When to Get There

Summer (July through August) is the island’s busiest season, so arrive early to secure a good spot on the beach. Shoulder season (April through May or September through November) is a particularly good time to visit, when temperatures are still ideal for swimming and there are fewer crowds. During winter the water is typically too cold to swim, and many hotels and attractions may be closed.

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Exploring the Beaches of Paleokastritsa

The coastline around Paleokastritsa is lined with sand and pebble beaches and the cool water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and watersports. Boat trips around the bay allow you to cruise around small caves and rock pools, while during summer speedboats and water taxis hop between beaches.

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