Last updated on 12th November, 2017 at 11:55 am
Paleokastritsa resort on west coast – The beauty of nature
Has been called the jewel of Corfu, set on a number of bays separated by small promontories, and on the headland farthest out to the sea is the beautiful monastery, still working and occupied by cat loving monks, and containing the famous icon of the Virgin in its church.
There are hotels and apartments to suit all pockets here, and many tavernas and bars strung out along the road, some on the hillside, and others on the water’s edge.
The view from the village on the hill above Paleocastritsa, Lakones, is stunning, and many visitors walk up the old donkey trail which goes between the two places, and some go on up into the hills above, exploring the inland villages of Krini and Makrades.
A gentler walk would talk 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.
In the resort itself boats can be hired to explore the surrounding beaches, there are boat trips also, and water sports- and a glass bottomed boats to explore the world under the sea.
To the north is the old fortress of Angelocastro- 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 and look not only down at Paleocastritsa, by across the island’s Ropa Valley towards Corfu Town.