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Welcome to Paleokastritsa


Paleocastritsa is a place of spectacular beauty. The land rises out of the Adriatic in a splendid array of verdant hillsides covered in olive groves and forest. There are three main bays in Paleocastritsa with a fourth between the main resort and the Monastery of Theotokos. The streets of Paleocastritsa are  narrow and winding and simply add to the overall charm of the area. Boat hire is easily available for holiday-makers to explore some of the nearby coves and a number of boat trips also take visitors to those only accessible from the sea. Paleocastritsa is also the site of the famous Monastery of Theotokos – a beautiful white-washed group of buildings in well-cared-for gardens overlooking the Adriatic. The bell tower of the monastery is one of the most photographed locations on the island of Corfu.

Information & Facts


Activities in and around Paleokastritsa include:

  • Water-sports
  • Boat hire
  • Local sea route day trips
  • A sail on the glass-bottomed boat
  • A walk to the monastery


Corfu has a temperate winter climate and the summers are long and warm; the hottest temeperatures are from the end of July to the end of August

July and August 28-34 °C

June – 25-28 °C

September – 25-28 °C

May – 21 - 23 °C

October 21-25 °C

April - 19-21 °C

Eating Out

There are plenty and varied places for eating and drinking in Paleocastritsa. Holiday-makers will find traditional greek tavernas and also a number of fish tavernas.

Getting Around

Car hire – you can book your holiday car directly from the Salco Holidays website. Our prices are competitive and include a fully comprehensive insurance.

Local bus – the local bus from Paleokastritsa goes into Corfu Town. There are about four runs and the last bus back from town is at about 16.00

Taxi – there is a taxi rank in Paleokastritsa 

Kids Attractions

  • The beaches
  • Water-sports
  • The glass-bottom boat
  • Aqualand – about 16 kilometres away


Greek is spoken on Corfu.

Useful Greek words you can try out on your holiday to Acharavi:

Yia sou* – hello (to one person)

Yia sas* – hello (to more than one person)

*It is the same phrase for hello and goodbye as it means ‘health to you’

Yia mas – cheers (our health)

Efharisto – thank you

Parakalo - please

Pou eene i paralia? – where is the beach?

Pou eene o fournos? – where is the bakery?

Ti kanis? – how are you?

Kala efharisto – well, thank you

Mia birra  parakalo – a beer please

Ena boukali krasi, parakalo – a bottle of wine please

Ena boukali kokkino krasi, parakalo – a bottle of red wine please

Lefko - white

Thio bires parakalo – two beers please (the ‘th’ is pronounce as in ‘there’)


The Euro is the currency of Corfu, Greece


Night Life

There are a number of bars in Paleokastritsa and although not famed for its nightlife as such, most are open till late and certainly for as long as their customers are happy to enjoy the bar facilities that the establishment affords.


Where ever you stop to have a meal, you will be welcomed and looked after with true Corfiot hospitality.


All amenities are available in Paleokastritsa that cover holiday needs and groceries as well as a number of souvenir shops.


There is plenty to see in and around Paleokastritsa. Here is just a small selection:

Angelokastro is just under 10 kilometres away. The winding country road takes holiday-makers through welcoming rural villages; some selling local honey from small family run bee hives, and olive oil. Angelokastro is a small Angevine fortification 1, 000 ft (305 m)above sea-level, overlooking the Adriatic with sweeping views encompassing the bays of Paleokastritsa. Building of the fort began round about 1272 and this, along with the forts of Gardiki and Kassiopi formed the major part of Corfu’s defences. It is an interesting place with a tiny chapel below ground. Stone graves are clearly visible within the fortification grounds.

Corfu Golf Club is 15 kilometres from Paleokastritsa. It is a beautiful course with views sea-wards and the gentle hills inland – a gem of Corfu.

Glyfada sandy beach is about 21 kilometres away and easily accessible from Paleocastritsa by hire-car.


Corfu, Greece is usually two hours ahead of GMT

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