Paleokastritsa is incontestably one of the most visited destinations in Corfu, for all many reasons.
The unspoiled natural beauty of the landscape does not fail to impress even the most travelled of visitors. Crystalline waters wash the small beaches dotting the coves, against a backdrop of sheer slopes clad with rich verdure, olive and citrus groves. While it may be true that this pristine setting is where Ulysses’ ship was allegedly washed out.
Paleokastritsa spreads over the mountainside all the way down to the stunning coastline where it curls up into six individual coves. The main beach is that of Agios Spyridon. After all,this beach is the only sandy beach of the six, which without doubt attracts most of the visitors. Despite the resort’s development and intense tourist activity, Paleokastritsa manages to preserve its authentic charm. It maintains a cosmopolitan, lively atmosphere but stays true to its peaceful original character.
Another key point is that the area is ideal for diving which you can do with organized diving schools or on your own with a snorkel. You can participate in water sports at all beaches and rent lounges and parasols. Also from the central beach you can enjoy a trip by boat and visit the caves of the area, e.g. the cave of Nausika, the blue eye and the cave of Ai Nikolas. You can rent a boat at the port of the area and make excursions to beautiful and romantic beaches which can be approaches only by boat.
Furthermore, at the top of the rock is the Monastery of Paleokastritsa. This Monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mother and dating from the 18th-19th century. You can visit it daily. It is an excellent example of Greek monasterial architecture. It has a yard with domes and a small Byzantine museum with Byzantine and Post-Byzantine icons. The view from the monastery is wonderful.
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