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Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa, Greece

The Basics

Located on Corfu’s northwest coast, Paleokastritsa is usually included on most island tours or Corfu shore excursions. The island’s small size makes it easy to visit Paleokastritsa along with highlights such as Corfu Town, Achilleion Palace, and the Hill of Kanoni. Most Paleokastritsa tours make a beeline for the hilltop Monastery of Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa, which offers panoramic views of the coastline.

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Private Tour: The Amazing Paleokastritsa + Local Tastings
Private Tour: The Amazing Paleokastritsa + Local Tastings
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$127.35 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Saw so much on one day!!
What a beautiful day! Our driver gave us good stories, history and customized our route. He waited patiently while we walked on beaches and went in monastery. We felt comfortable and saw so much more with Kris as our driver!! We highly recommend.
amy_f, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Corfu

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Corfu Private tour
Walter_A, Aug 2021
Paleokastritsa and Corfu town tour
Great tour with our driver Leonidas. He was born and raised in Corfu and so extremely knowledgeable of the town. I certainly prefer private tours like this one which makes it more intimate and personal. He even treated us a to snack break of souvlaki and fries. Highly, Highly recommend.
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A day making fantastic memories
Deborah_W, Oct 2020
Private Tour: The Amazing Paleokastritsa + Local Tastings
Our driver Kris took us on a tour of the North of the Island all the best places for photos etc. He told us alsorts of interesting facts about the food, culture work etc. He was so lovely nothing was too much trouble. I would highly reccomend booking a trip if you visit Corfu fantastic value for money fantastic day lots of lovely pictures and memories.
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Wonderful tour and guide!
Barbara_H, Jul 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town
We were exactly where we were told at the port terminal in Corfu. Our guide, ‘V’ (I don’t want to try to spell his name!) was very engaging and we enjoyed our conversations. We took an added boat tour to the caves that he arranged for us. We had a very nice time in old Corfu and the 4 hour tour was over way too soon!! I would definitely use them again!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Paleokastritsa is a must-see for beach, culture, and history lovers.

  • Bring sun protection; temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.

  • The beaches of Paleokastritsa have showers, sunbeds, and parasols for rent, and there are plenty of places to purchase food and drinks.

  • Dress modestly if you plan to visit the monastery.

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How to Get There

Paleokastritsa is located on Corfu’s northwest coast, roughly 16 miles (25 kilometers) from Corfu Town. Buses run regularly between the two towns and take around 40 minutes, but if you plan to explore the surrounding villages and beaches, it’s a good idea to join a guided tour or organize private transport.

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When to Get There

Summer (July through August) is the island’s busiest season, so arrive early to secure a good spot on the beach. Shoulder season (April through May or September through November) is a particularly good time to visit, when temperatures are still ideal for swimming and there are fewer crowds. During winter the water is typically too cold to swim, and many hotels and attractions may be closed.

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Exploring the Beaches of Paleokastritsa

The coastline around Paleokastritsa is lined with sand and pebble beaches and the cool water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and watersports. Boat trips around the bay allow you to cruise around small caves and rock pools, while during summer speedboats and water taxis hop between beaches.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Paleokastritsa?
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