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Paleokastritsa Beach

Snorkeling in crystal-clear water, walks in scenic olive groves and quiet moments in an ancient monastery await visitors to this pretty beach on Corfu’s west coast.

Paleokastritsa Beach is a picturesque village and beach resort on Corfu’s spectacular west coast. Enjoy superb snorkeling and scuba diving in the clear blue waters. Stroll through verdant landscapes to lookout points and a centuries-old monastery. Watch spectacular sunsets from the terrace of a waterfront bar. The combination of watersports, countryside and culture make Paleokastritsa Beach popular with couples, families and young travelers.

Visit the resort to relax on any of its six small beaches set around a bay of scenic coves. The beaches vary from white sand to pebbles and all look out to the enticing Ionian Sea. Rent a sunbed and umbrella, kayak or paddle boat at most of the beaches. There are also public toilets and showers. 

Get active at the beach with excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. The caves, rocks and clean water create a natural habitat for colorful marine life. Note that the water temperature here is cooler than at other Corfu beaches. Back on land, spot an interesting array of fish and reptiles at the Corfu Aquarium, just a few minutes’ walk south.

Be sure to visit Paleokastritsa Monastery, which sits on a hilltop and is about a 20-minute walk away. Admire the monastic architecture and marvel at the views of Corfu’s western coastline. Another walk leads through olive and cypress groves to the village of Lakones, which affords additional impressive views.   

Around Paleokastritsa Beach, discover a good selection of traditional Greek taverns, restaurants and cocktail bars. Find a seat on one of the outdoor terraces, order a cold beer or cocktail and enjoy a spectacular sunset. Don’t miss the beach bar called La Grotta, which is set in a cave. It’s accessible via a staircase from the resort’s main road or by boat. 

Paleokastritsa Beach is about a 40-minute drive from Corfu Town. As one of Corfu’s most-loved beach resorts, it is well-connected by public transportation. Buses run daily at regular intervals between the resort and Corfu Town. Parking is available close to the beach, although during the high season spaces fill up fast. Catch a water taxi to reach the more isolated coves and beaches.


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Villa Ampelaki (30 meters to the beach) $147
Villa Ampelaki (30 meters to the beach)

Villa Ampelaki (30 meters to the beach)

Villa Ampelaki, Skriperon, Corfu
     
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in Corfu, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paleokastritsa Monastery and Paleokastritsa Beach. Dassia Beach and Ipsos Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).

    CNic Paleo ArtNouveau $44
    Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018
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    CNic Paleo ArtNouveau

    CNic Paleo ArtNouveau

    Paleokastritsa National Road, Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Corfu Island
       
      3.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      nice room but dissapointed in communal ares. Breakfast also dissapointing, good choice but "hot dishes" were cold, plates cold too and food not cooked well.

      Arianna Apartments
      Arianna Apartments

      Arianna Apartments

      Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Greece, Paleokastritsa, Corfu
         
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Situated in Corfu, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paleokastritsa Monastery and Paleokastritsa Beach. Dassia Beach and Ipsos Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).

        Tango - Apartments on the Beach
        Tango - Apartments on the Beach

        Tango - Apartments on the Beach

        Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Ionian Islands
           
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Corfu, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paleokastritsa Monastery and Paleokastritsa Beach. Dassia Beach and Ipsos Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).

          Akis Apartments $88
          Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019
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          Akis Apartments

          Akis Apartments

          Alipa Area, Corfu, Corfu Island
             
            4.5 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Location near the beach, sea view, close to food market and restaurants, close to walking paths.

            Ipsia Apartments
            Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016
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            Ipsia Apartments

            Ipsia Apartments

            Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Corfu Island
               
              4.4 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0

              The owner was friendly, flexible and helpful. We had everything we needed - hammock in the garden, satsumas to pick from the trees, beautiful balcony, great kitchen, cats.

              Corfu Studios 1 Near the Beach
              Corfu Studios 1 Near the Beach

              Corfu Studios 1 Near the Beach

              Palaiokastritsa
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Corfu, this romantic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paleokastritsa Monastery and Paleokastritsa Beach. Dassia Beach and Ipsos Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).

                Platakia Blu
                Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019
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                Platakia Blu

                Platakia Blu

                Palaiokastritsas, Corfu
                   
                  5.0 of 5
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  What an absolute gem on the island of Corfu! The location is amazing, the views are breathtaking and Helen was the best host ever! The best thing about the place: 1. EXTREMELY CLEAN - the apartment was amazingly clean and the bedding smelled amazing too! 2. THE MOST COMFORTABLE BED - i have no idea ...