What to do in Paleokastritsa
What to visit
Paleokastritsa provides numerous options for nature and history lovers. We are certain that you will love our picturesque village, and the delightful environment surrounding it. Apart from the natural beauty the historical sights won’t let you down, as there are many sights dating back to the Byzantine era.
It’s a ruin at the end of the day but quite a nice one. However, it’s definitely worth the hike up to it – it’s situated at the top of a rather large rock – because you’ll be Angelokastrorewarded with a spectacular view of the bays around this beautiful part of Corfu.
The fortress dates back to the Byzantine era and sits about 700 meters high, joined to the mainland by the narrowest of channels. It has a shrine, a chapel and a hermit’s cell. It’s pretty spectacular at sunset.
What to do
Explore the nearby caves or visit the secluded beaches with clean and amazingly blue water by hiring a boat from Agios Spyridon beach, get recommendations for amazing diving points from the diving center or get a strong dose of watersports like parasailing, canoeing and banana rings.
Boat Day Tour
You can take a boat trip from jettie at Agios Spyridon beach in Paleokastritsa, a great way to explore the many caves and nooks in Boat tripsthe surrounding cliffs. I remember being told that an Allied submarine hid in one of the cliffs waiting to ambush a German boat during WW2.
I can believe it because some of them are enormous. It ‘s also possible to visit Nafsika caves and St. Nicholas caves, these caves also go by the name Blue Grottoes. The trip is worth taking for a different perspective on the island, which is extremely picturesque from the sea as much as it is from land.
The operators of these boats also run sea-taxis to neighbouring beaches. The beaches are clean and have amazingly clear blue water, it couldn’t be more idyllic. You can also hire a boat with a little board motor and take off with a cool box .
You can hire a boat at Ambelaki beach ,Alypa port and Agia Triada beach but remember to check how long the gas in the tank is going to last with the boatman before you set off.
Where to go
Paleokastritsa has a plethora of options that will keep you on a busy schedule during your stay. But what about the rest of Corfu island? You don’t have to get too far, to reach more exceptional sites and picturesque villages. We guarantee your your time will be worthwhile.
Lakones village is located on the slopes of a lush green hill. It is ideal for hiking adventures, you can use several paths that lead to Paleokastritsa and enjoy the superb view to the sea. The houses in Lakones are mostly traditional, and there are many beautiful churches and traditional shops.