Last updated on December 21st, 2023 at 02:15 pm
Welcome to the stunning coastal paradise of Paleokastritsa, a Mediterranean gem that boasts an array of captivating beaches nestled between picturesque capes.
Beaches in Paleokastritsa
With a total of seven breathtaking beaches inside the main settlement to explore, you’ll find yourself immersed in an aquatic playground of sun, sea, and sand. These pristine shores are not just natural wonders; they are fully equipped with all the amenities and activities you could dream of.
Our coastal adventure begins with Ampelaki Beach, situated on the westernmost edge of Paleokastritsa. Here, you’ll be greeted by the gentle caress of the azure waves and the warm embrace of the sun. The perfect spot for those looking for a serene and secluded escape.
Agios Petros Beach
Just a stone’s throw away from Ampelaki, you’ll discover Agios Petros Beach, nestled inside the first cove. This hidden treasure offers a more intimate setting, ideal for romantic strolls and quiet contemplation.
Palaiokastritsa (Agios Spiridon) Beach
As you venture further into Paleokastritsa’s heart, you’ll arrive at Palaiokastritsa Beach, also known as Agios Spiridon Beach. This central and larger beach is the buzzing hub of the seaside town. Here, you can soak up the sun on comfortable sunbeds and umbrellas, or dive into a world of aquatic adventures. Try your hand at thrilling water sports, hop on a taxi boat, rent a motorboat, or explore the coastline in a canoe.
Alipa (Alypa) Beach
Travel to the eastern side of Paleokastritsa and you’ll find the picturesque Alipa Beach, adorned with a charming small harbor known as Alipa Port. This spot is perfect for those with a penchant for boating. You can easily charter a small yacht, speedboat, or fishing boat from the port. From here, set sail to discover the enchanting neighboring isolated beaches and remote caves that lie to the south of Paleokastritsa.
Platakia Beach is your gateway to tranquil beauty. It’s a serene escape where you can unwind and let the soothing waves lull you into a state of blissful relaxation.
Agia Triada Beach
Agia Triada Beach is a hidden gem tucked away along the coastline. Surrounded by lush vegetation, it offers a serene environment for a leisurely day by the sea.
La Grotta Beach
Our journey concludes at the easternmost beach of La Grotta, a captivating spot that’s in close proximity to the beach of Liapades, just a couple of miles to the east. Here, you can explore the mysterious caves and grottos that make this area unique. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and embark on a snorkeling adventure to uncover the secrets of the underwater world.
So, whether you’re seeking the tranquility of Ampelaki, the bustling energy of Agios Spiridon, or the adventure of Alipa Beach, Paleokastritsa has something for every beach enthusiast. Explore the beauty of these shores and create unforgettable memories in this coastal haven where the sea kisses the sky and adventure awaits around every bend.
Beaches South of Paleokastritsa (With Video)
Under Paleokastritsa to the south, we have the most beautiful secluded beaches on the island. This mountainous area of the west coast of Corfu continues down to Ermones and further south until it joins the mountain of Agion Deka in the center of the island.
The wider Paleokastritsa is an area of exceptional natural beauty. It consists of high cliffs that end abruptly on the west coast and cut off the beaches from the mainland. So access is difficult and is mainly by the sea.
Surprisingly all these hidden beaches are not sandy but rather a mix of pebbles with little sand.
They are so isolated and difficult to reach that most people, even the locals, ignore them or they never visit them.
Starting from north to south we find the following Beaches:
Liapades Beach is also called Gefyra, a beach with turquoise waters. It is located on a small bay east of Paleokastritsa, just a short two kilometers distance from it.
Crystal clear waters on a pebble background in stunning scenery.
It is the beach of Liapades, a mountainous village located about 400 meters to the east and slightly south, on the interior of the island.
Greenery in an idyllic landscape, isolation, and blue waters characterize one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, it is the beach of Rovinia.
Just short of Liapades Beach is located across from Paleokastritsa, accessible from the sea or land via a small path…See more
Yet another beautiful and secluded beach below the village of Liapades, accessible mainly by sea and by land for good climbers.
It has the same morphology as the double beach of Porto Timoni in northwestern Corfu, a round piece of the earth joined to the island by a small strip, this strip is the beach.
Iliodoros or Liniodoros
Next to a beautiful promenade of land in the sea, at the cape Heliodoros or Liniodoros, there is a homonymous paradise beach with pebbles accessible only by the sea, south, and west of the village of Liapades.
Paradise Beach or Chomoi
Paradise Beach lives up to its name, A deserted paradise only accessible from the sea, located slightly south of the beach of Liniodoros. It is the second size beach in the area and it looks so much the same as the neighboring beach of Stelari.
Paradise or Chomoi is a fine pebble beach like most beaches in this remote area. There are high cliffs on the back that separate it from the inland and give a sense of isolation and grandeur.
The largest beach in the area, yet another paradise with pebbles and a little sand.
During the night the sand is illuminated only by starlight and slightly by the distant lights of Paleokastritsa.
The stars gave its Italian name, Stelari from the word Stela which means Star in Italian.
It has all the features of previous beaches and more, it is idyllic, beautiful, and moreover gives a sense of grandeur due to the background scenery with the towering cliffs.
Unfortunately, it is accessible only from the sea.
Above, there is a picture of Stelari at night from the camera of Bill Metallinos.More on Stelari beach
Another secluded, idyllic beach near Ermones and the village of Giannades, is accessible only by sea.