Corfu is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in Greece. It is a beautiful island with a strong historical background. It is located on the north-western side of the country. Corfu is a cosmopolitan island with a traditional character. The island is known for its wonderful beaches. It is great to spend holidays in Corfu with families, couples, or group of friends as the island has something for everyone.
Paleokastritsa- A beautiful village
Paleokastritsa is one of the most captivating villages. It is settled on the north-west coast of Corfu Island. It is a beautiful and lively village and surrounded by fertile land and olive groves. There is an old monastery that overlooks the town and lies at the pinnacle of a hill.
There are a number of small beaches that are scattered across the clover-shaped bay. The most important beach is known as Agios Spyridon. It is a beautiful coastal spot with white sand. The water on the beach is clean but colder than other places in Corfu. You can stay for a few days to enjoy and relax on the beach and the surroundings.
If you walk 200 meters from the village, you will reach another beautiful beach known as Agios Petros. On the beach, you can enjoy seclusion. You can enjoy water sports on the beach such as water skiing, canoeing, and paragliding.
Other activities to do
If you want to find shade from the sun and enjoy some delicious Greek cuisine, you can pick an ice-cold beer or a glass of local wine. You will find it easily as there are a number of taverns and bars across the seafront and the village itself.
After refreshing yourself, you can take a twenty-minute drive to reach Angelokastro. It is a thirteenth-century Byzantine fortress situated on the hilltop above Paleokastritsa. You can reach the top of the fortress via stone steps. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Corfu’s beautiful north-western coastline below.
If you are adventurous, you can hire a boat and sail to the nearby secluded bays or enjoy scuba diving in the area’s famous caves. The village has a number of caves that attract most tourists. There is also a boat that makes day trips to the caves.
You can also visit the nearby villages of Lakones and traditional Krini. There is a 12th-century monastery of Theotokos situated on the northern side of the bay or visit the Angelokastro castle at Krini and enjoy a grand view.
The village has lots of supermarkets and souvenir shops where you can buy gifts for your loved ones. It is a very beautiful and unspoiled town.
It is easy to imagine how beautiful this place must have been in the past. Still, a few dozen beautiful lilos and beach falls will make you feel like in heaven when you reach the place. It is a lovely place and if you are planning a holiday on Corfu this summer, it is definitely advised to plan at least a day to visit Paleokastritsa.