Last updated on June 6th, 2020 at 11:44 am
Paleokastritsa Beach Resort on West coast – The Beauty of Nature
Paleokastritsa lays slightly north of the island’s west coast center, about 25 km from Corfu town. It is one of the most beautiful places in Corfu and the Ionian islands.
Paleokastritsa is the valuable jewel of Corfu. Set on a number of bays separated by small promontories.
Paleokastritsa is green, yes but the whole Corfu is green after all, so what makes this place so memorable? Definitely is the beautiful shape of the seaside with the capes and bays-beaches between, 6 in total. Αnd the spectacular view from the hills above the resort from the village of Lakones.
Beaches are fully organized, especially the central beach called Agios Spiridon. All beaches with sunbeds and umbrellas, water sports, taxi boats, motorboats, and canoes for rent.
There are hotels and apartments in the Paleokastritsa area to suit all pockets. Also, many tavernas and bars strung out along the road, some on the hillside, and others on the water’s edge.
Beaches in Paleokastritsa
In the settlement`s area, there are seven beaches, separated by round-shaped capes.
- Ampelaki beach, the first on the line as we start from West.
- Agios Petros beach, very close to the first, inside the first cove.
- Palaiokastritsa or Agios Spiridon, the central beach, in between the two capes
- Alipa beach, where there is a small harbor, the Alipa port, suitable for small yachts, speed, and fishing boats. From this port, you can hire a boat to visit the neighboring isolated beaches and remote caves south of Paleokastritsa.
- Platakia beach.
- Agia Triada beach.
- The Easternmost beach of La Grotta, opposite the beach of Liapades a couple of miles to the East.
On the headland farthest out to the sea is the beautiful 12th-century monastery of Theotokos. Still working and occupied by cat-loving monks, and containing the famous icon of the Virgin in its church.
In this church also, the remains(bones) of a whale who extinct long ago on the rocks under the monastery, are kept inside a large glass box.
Photos from the Monastery
The view from the village on the hill above Paleokastritsa, Lakones, is stunning. Many visitors walk up the old donkey trail which goes between the two villages. And some go on up into the hills above, exploring the inland villages of Krini and Makrades.
A gentler walk would take you south to the village of Liapades. One of Corfu’s oldest and prettiest, where life seems to go on in the same way as it has for centuries.
Around Paleokastritsa and particularly to the south there are many secluded beaches. Hardly accessible or even isolated.
These are the hidden beaches of Corfu. All beaches with fine pebbles and some sand with crystal emerald clear waters without tourist development. Here you can discover the exotic beauty of Corfu.
In Paleokastritsa resort itself, boats can be hired to explore these surrounding beaches. There are boat trips also, and water sports- and a glass-bottomed boat to explore the world under the sea.
To the north is the old fortress of Angelokastro- a steep climb but the view makes it well worth the effort. And on the way back you can stop at one of the bars on the Lakones road. From here you can look not only down at Paleokastritsa but across the island’s Ropa Valley towards Corfu Town.
Photos from Paleokastritsa beaches
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