My trip to Corfu was, again, a last-minute holiday that turned out to be amazing! Corfu, an island off Greece’s Northwest Coast in the Ionian Sea, is known for it‘s rugged mountains and beautiful beaches. Paleokastritsa is a 30 minute drive from Corfu town, and Is absolutely beautiful. The town of Paleokastritsa is very small, and it was off-season when we were there, so there wasn’t much to do. Still, it was lovely. So without further adieu, here are my top 6 things to do in Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Agios Spyridon

Agios Spyridon view


The only beach in Paleokastritsa covered completely with sand (most of the others are very pebbly which my bare feet suffered from) It is the most popular and the most beautiful. To the right is the centre of Taxi Boats and behind it is a large car park. To the left there are some incredible restaurants where you can sit practically on the beach and at your food. We found this beach on our first day and loved it so much we just stayed all day, only taking breaks to hydrate or enjoy some ice-cream. Needless to say I got VERY burnt that first day. Who knew you had to reapply sunscreen throughout the day? (everyone. everyone knew)

Paleokastritsa Monastery


Paleokastritsa Monastery

To get to the Monastery you head down to Agios Spyridon and just keep walking. There is a road that heads up the mountain which eventually leads to the Monastery. I was quite nervous about walking up as the road was incredibly windy with constant traffic. I’m sure there was a walking path but we, perhaps stupidly, didn’t bother looking for it. The views at the top are absolute amazing! The Monastery is closed in the afternoon, but there is a café there where you can recharge from the walk up. The monastery itself is beautiful. My favourite thing about it was that it was full of stray cats that the Monastery take in and look after.

Tango Bar and Restaurant

Tango View

Paleokastritsa is a pretty small town so it won’t be hard to find. It was the first and best food place we visited during our trip. It is situated on a Cliffside so if you pick your table wisely you can look out over the whole of Paleokastritsa. Also, the owner has a dog called Daisy who wanders around and makes friends with everyone. Check out Melissa’s Big Fat Greek Food Guide for an insight into the local cuisine

Boat Tours

Cove Tour

Cove Tours

Cove Tours
“Quick, take a picture. Ill pretend I dont notice”

We took a private speedboat out to Paradise beach. By it’s name you would suspect a beautiful place to spend the day, but as we were there off-season the weather wasn’t really cooperating. As soon as we got there and instantly knew we didn’t want the guy to leave us there. I think he felt bad that we weren’t going to stay so he took us on a tour of the coves and we got se feed some fish.

Elysium Apartments

Elysium view

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We found Elysium Apartments online and I am so glad we did. It’s located right at the entrance to the town and it is run the a British Couple. They were very helpful and accommodating. Elysium Apartments is made up of 4 self-catering apartments who all share a garden with amazing panoramic sea views. There is quite a steep driveway proceeded by 80 steps to reach the actual apartments so it may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.

Read: Elysium Apartments Corfu – Greek Paradise with a View

Hidden Beaches

Hidden Beaches

Due to the town being built up onto a mountain side, there are a lot of little staircases that lead down to hidden beaches. They are mostly shingle beaches but are very chill and secluded. It’s also fun to explore the town and see how many of these hidden beaches you can find!

My top 6 things to do in Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Have you ever been to Paleokastritsa? Are youconsidering it now? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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70 thoughts on “Top 6 Things to do in Paleokastritsa, Corfu”

  1. Would Paleokastrista be popular with tourists in the high season despite being small? Or one of Corfu’s more off the beaten path destinations?

  2. Great post and gorgeous photos. I’m actually thinking of Corfu for a little holiday later this year! I love the looks of those hidden beaches with staircases leading down to them 🙂

  3. Corfu looks so beautiful. I love that the city is built on the side of the mountain. I would love to explore and find some of the hidden beaches!

    1. We are costing this summer for the first time. We would love to visit Corfu town and a couple of other parts of the island but do not want to hire a car. Will public transport get us around???

  4. I’ve never been to Greece and always wanted to go! When we do go we will for sure be hitting up Corfu! You have some beautiful photos with breathtaking views! I want to stay at those apartments and take a boat tour!

  5. I have to go to Greece. It is one place on my bucket list. Greece is a place that I really can’t believe I haven’t gone to. Your pictures and story make it seem like it’s the must go to place for 2017 if you ask me!

  6. The only island I’ve ever visited in Greece was Crete – and that was years and years ago! I think it’s time to head back. Corfu looks so beautiful, I especially love the hidden beaches. The Monastery also looks pretty amazing, especially with that view! You have me dreaming of an island vacation now!

  7. I have a feeling the dog doesn’t just make friends but he gets food given too! I will be in Greece this fall, I’ll definitely check out Corfu! Great pictures by the way!

  8. That water looks amazing! Love the photo of the Monastery too, stunning vies and cats, two of my favourite things. If you can do it at sunset you have all three! I’ve never really seen this side of Corfu so thank you for opening it up to me and sharing your thoughts. I may well share it on my site soon! Happy travels!

  9. Corfu looks awesome! I love the monastery idea. Religious places are always very important for me to visit when I am in a new place – you learn so much from them! Saving this for later.

  10. I definitely need to keep tabs on destinations I’ve never heard before. Thanks for bringing Corfu to my attention! Maybe I’ll do a 2018 World Island Hop which includes Corfu?? Hmmm… while I think about this, I just want to say that Corfu is a beautiful place. I love places near the water because it’s so serene and relaxing.

  11. That’s really an awesome place to visit, but seriously never have come across Paleokastritsa, Corfu seems to be an isolated place.
    hey I love that lobsters, one of my favorite dish. Pictures have turned super fantastic
    Keep posting such amazing places 🙂

  12. Who wouldn’t like to visit this beautiful place? The water looks beautiful. I have always wanted to visit this island. For some reason, I have been attracted to it for a long time. #FarawayFiles

  13. I have never been to Paleokastritsa and I’ve just read about this place in Greece, thanks for summarizing what we can do and see in this beautiful place…
    It is a perfect getaway for persons who both love mountains and beach… Hope to explore this place, planning to travel to Greece this year

  14. Gorgeous clear blue seas, delicious food and beautiful villages.. I’m in. Looks like the perfect escape. Thanks for sharing this little paradise with us on #farawayfiles

  15. I was so excited to see this post because I’m actually heading to Greece at the end of March and Corfu is one of my stops! I love the great information in your post and am definitely pinning it for future trip planning! #flyawayfriday

  16. Woww! Lovely place Chiera. I truly enjoyed reading the article. I have never been heard of this place. But great place for a family vacation. I loved the beaches. Thanks for sharing.

  17. It looks like such a nice place ! It’s nice that your boat driver ended up giving you a little tour. I went to Corfu town a couple years ago and didn’t fall in love with it but it’s good to know there are other places close and maybe better!

  18. It looks like a great place to visit. I haven’t been to Greece yet. I like accommodation recommendation. Pictures are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  19. I love visiting beachy places off-season. Gives them a whole different perspective. You have lovely photos, thank you for sharing this little corner of the world with #FarawayFiles. Cheers from much chillier Copenhagen, Erin

  20. Wow I can’t get over how BLUE the water is! The photos are stunning, I can’t wait to get to Corfu this summer! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday, hope to see you again this weekend! xo

  21. Aw how gorgeous!! We didn’t make it to Corfu when we were in Greece but I wish we did! Looks beautiful!! And that pup in your pictures is too cute!!

  22. Hi,

    As I understand, you’ve visited Paleokastritsa in January? Were there any grocery shops and tavernas/bars open in that time? I am planning to go to Paleokastritsa in the middle of October and would like to make sure that there will be any places to buy groceries and have lunch/dinner.


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