Corfu has a reputation for great natural beauty and Paleokastrista sits in its prettiest area. It is one of the island's finest beauty spots with a stunning coastline and a verdant landscape. Located on the west coast, it has a transfer time from the airport of ninety minutes. With a choice of six beaches, mainly shingle, Paleokastritsa holidays attract many families. Here you can spend your days relaxing on the beach or participate in the many recreational activities and sightseeing opportunities.
Why Go To Paleokastritsa?
Paleokastritsa lies in an idyllic spot surrounded by wooded hills and deep inlets forming sheltered shingle beaches. With good accommodation, a wide variety of restaurants and a choice of nightlife from lively to relaxed or romantic, Paleokastritsa holidays have something for everyone. Add to this, the guarantee of hot summer sun, and holidays to Paleokastritsa are hard to resist.
Who Is Paleokastritsa Popular With?
Paleokastrista holidays have wide appeal as they appear to satisfy most age groups and interests. Although there is much to see and do in this beautiful area, you can just as easily spend your holiday relaxing on the beach or by the pool.
When To Go To Paleokastritsa
Although Paleokastritsa holidays can be taken from April until October, the most popular time to visit is the summer when temperatures rise to the low thirties.
Paleokastritsa - The Place
Paleokastritsa is a fairly large and popular resort on Corfu's magnificent western coast. This green land is at its most dramatic where the hills reach down to the sea and rugged coastline produces small bays and inlets sheltered by wooded slopes and rock faces. Lying twenty five kilometres west of Corfu Town, it has a transfer time of ninety minutes. The resort has a range of accommodation from hotels and villas to self-catering apartments and studios, to suit most budgets. Numerous restaurants, tavernas, bars and cafes provide an eclectic cuisine to cater for all tastes. Paleokastritsa has nightlife to suit all. Whether you wish for a secluded evening or one where you can dance the night away, Paleokastritsa can provide. There are shops for essential provisions and beach goods as well as gifts and souvenirs.
Paleokastritsa has a choice of shingle and pebble beaches. The clear waters are ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Those who long for a sandy beach can take the water taxi to Agios Georgios. There are boat trips to the many caves in the area and the beauty of the coastline is best appreciated from the sea.
There are several tourist attractions in the area. One is the ruined Byzantine fortress, Angelokastro, which is worth a visit if only for the view. Another popular attraction is the Corfu Sea Discovery, with windows under the sea through which you can watch the amazing array of marine life.
Paleokastritsa holidays can be as relaxed or as active as you wish. The choice is yours.
Paleokastritsa nightlife can be as lively or as relaxed and romantic as you wish as there are venues to suit all moods. Local tavernas along the waterfront are ideal for watching the famed sunsets while listening to the water gently lapping the shore.
Paleokastritsa shopping is surprisingly limited though it does have a good number of mini-markets supplying provisions and the usual numbers of tourist shops selling beach goods, gifts and souvenirs. Popular purchases include leather goods, ceramics, embroidered linens, jewellery and items fashioned from olive wood.
Paleokastritsa has numerous restaurants and tavernas serving a truly cosmopolitan cuisine that caters for all tastes. Eating in Greece is something to be enjoyed in a leisurely fashion so don’t expect quick service. Instead sit back and enjoy the aromas of your meal being freshly cooked while sipping a glass of your favourite beverage. The local cuisine relies heavily on fish which is fresh from the morning catch and cooked simply. Moussaka is another firm favourite. The Greek ‘Mezedes’, the equivalent of the Spanish ‘Tapas’, makes an ideal lunch. Children are warmly welcomed in restaurants and their tastes and portion size are usually accommodated. Local wines are pleasing to both palate and pocket.