Introducing holidays to Paleokastritsa
Treat yourself to a sublime getaway that combines natural beauty with stunning beaches and plenty of charm.
Located along the north-west coastline of Corfu, the village of Paleokastritsa is a tucked-away gem which reflects the true essence of a classic Greek inspired getaway.
Home to one of the world's best known monasteries and over a dozen beaches, Paleokastritsa holidays are filled with adventure and relaxation from start to finish.
Whether you choose to spend your time admiring the scenic terrain, soaking up the sun and playing water sports or mingling with the locals over a pint, you'll find your piece of paradise here.
Top Hotels in Paleokastritsa
CNic Paleo Art Nouveau
Katia Studios Paleokastritsa
Akrotiri Beach Hotel
At a Glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 3h 15m
When to go
(°C) Avg. High Temp
Although it's tempting to head straight for the sea, consider making the Paleokastritsa Monastery your first stop upon arrival to the island. This majestic 12th century structure features the famous ceiling carving known as the 'Tree of Life' and sits atop a steep hillside which offers stunning views as you make your way from entry to exit.
Nearby, the medieval castle named Angelokastro is accessible by foot or by a short car ride through the village of Lakones. This is where you can also see some of the island's most exotic marine life.
A secluded village accessible via a single winding road, Paleokastritsa feels like an escape to the perfect private island.
Set within a clover-shaped bay, Paleokastritsa offers a stunning landscape that has mesmerised English travellers for decades. Overlooking a steep hillside, the island's 12th century monastery is always a crowd pleaser that combines history and glimpses of endless, stunning views. If you’re looking for a beach break that also boasts a slice of culture, a stay by this pristine bay was made for you.
Apart from spending time in the hills or at the beach, Paleokastritsa’s village centre is also worth a visit. Boasting many one-off shops, restaurants, tavernas and exciting nightlife options, there is always something to do from dawn to dusk so it’s great for the more active of visitors.
Life’s a Beach
Benefiting from year-round sunshine, Paleokastritsa is the perfect place to unwind by the sea.
Water sports including diving and snorkelling are popular here, especially in the summer months where temperatures can climb up to 35C. For a more relaxed atmosphere, grab a water taxi and head for one of the island's 'sit and sun' beaches, catering strictly to travellers who want to lay back and take in the rays without any effort.
Additionally, access to traditional outdoor sports such as hiking and cycling will give you the chance to see the village's hillside terrain safely, with daily expeditions available for hire should you desire a guide.
At the centre of the island's water sports, Agia Triada Beach hosts daily organised diving lessons, perfect for families who want to explore life under the sea. Meanwhile, couples will love the island's largest lounge beach, Agois Spirdon. Equipped with canoe and pedal hire stations, you can make the most of the serene surroundings under the sun.
Wine and Dine
Following a day in the sun, retreat to a nearby restaurant for authentic local cuisine. A focus on quality and taste, most dishes are made from fresh seafood sourced directly from the island's marina, making Paleokastritsa holidays a treat for the taste buds as well as the eyes.
For fun after dark take a short drive to Corfu Town, the island's capital, to experience the best of a Greek isle night out.
Top Corfu Destinations
Want to know what else Corfu has to offer? Check out some of our top Corfu destinations: