Paleokastritsa is one of the Corfu’s most beautiful beaches. It combines beautiful nature, glorious history and lots of fun.
Location of Paleokastritsa
Paleokastritsa is located on the west coast of Corfu and is part of a chain of small but incredibly beautiful bays. Paleokastritsa is one of the most famous beaches from this chain. It has crystal clear blue water and a sandy beach. There are always too many people on it so we recommend you to go there before noon and then switch to a more unpopular beach like Angelocastro or La Grotta bay.
How to get to Corfu beach Paleokastritsa
You can go to Paleocastrica by car that you rented or a motorcycle or even a boat. The beach is located at 30 km from the island capital Kerkira. Paleokastritsa is only 5 km from Liapades beach and 12 km from the famous gold sandy Glifada resort.
What to do in Paleokastritsa
There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and supermarkets near the beach. You can also buy a sunbed and an umbrella which will cost you 10 euros for 2 sunbeds and 1 umbrella.
Right next to the beach there is a road which leads to a monastery that is a must see on your list. You have to go by car because the trip is a long one and if the weather is too hot don’t try to climb it by foot. There are several view points from the road to the monastery from which you can capture all the beauty of Paleokastritsa. Lakones offers one of the best views of this adorable Corfu beach.
There is a small port right on the beach where you can rent a boat and explore all those small but magnificent beaches around Paleokastritsa. If you visit the bay you must definitely bring a snorkel and some flappers because there are tremendous rocks under water where you can enjoy the sea life.
You can explore the best of Corfu beaches by Nautilus glass-bottom boat. The price of the ticket for 1-hour trip is 10 euros per adult and 5 euros for children from 7 to 14 years. Kids up to 7 years travel free. At the end of this breathtaking trip you can visit the Corfu Aquarium where you can see local sea life and exotic reptiles.
Another option is to book a trip around famous Corfu beaches in Yellow submarine – a boat with 22 undersea windows. The prices are the same as Nautilus boat charges – 10 euros per adult and 5 euros for children.
The bay is worth visiting but there are also other places which aren’t as crowded but are also as beautiful as Paleokastritsa that you should see.