Paleokastritsa Holidays

The jewel of Corfu

Paleokastritsa is rumoured to be the spot where a weary, shipwrecked Odysseus washed ashore and met the beautiful Nausicaa. Thousands of years later, the village is still wowing visitors with its jaw-dropping looks and distinct charms. At what is considered by many to be the jewel of Corfu, Paleokastritsa holidays can include swimming in a lagoon, exploring a 13th-century fortress and zipping around the shoreline in a boat.

There are six beaches in the immediate area, and each has its own appeal. This is also one of the most lively and popular villages on the island, so you’ll find everything you need for holiday perfection. There are many typical Greek tavernas to choose from along the hill and waterfront, and if you want more action you can head to Corfu Town, a 30-minute drive away. You’ll spend holidays to Paleokastritsa relaxing and strolling in the village and countryside, and swimming and snorkelling in the turquoise waters. What’s not to love?

Your Paleokastritsa questions, answered

The most gorgeous spot in Corfu has many admirers, from foodies to nature enthusiasts, keen swimmers and those who just want to relax on the sand.

In addition to minimarkets, you’ll find traditional shops in the village where you can pick up hand-carved olive-wood products and other locally crafted items.

There are several walking routes in and around Paleokastritsa, with something to suit most levels of fitness. The most popular trail follows an old donkey track up the hill behind the village.

Best things to do in Paleokastritsa

Hire a boat

At Alipa Beach, you can hop on a boat that will take you around the coastline to appreciate the full magic of the area – renting a glass-bottomed boat is a popular option.

Visit the fortress

The village is dominated by an imposing Venetian fortress perched on the northern hillside. It’s a rather steep climb up, but the views alone make it worthwhile.

Hit the beach

With six pretty bays and coves to choose from, each with their own personality, it’s worth taking the time to discover your favourite piece of Paleokastritsa beach.