Paleokastritsa is found up in the north west of Corfu
, it’ll take you just over 30 minutes to make the drive to or from Kerkyra
and this is about the same journey time as the trip to the airport.
The region is traditional Greek and has outstanding natural beauty. You’ll also have access to everything a tourist needs including a good and varied range of accommodation which includes hotels, villas, apartments and even a camp site. There’s also a decent amount of shops, bars and restaurants.
Paleokastritsa is ideal for families and couples but probably not lively enough for teens or those looking to party. The main section of the resort is down by the harbour where there’s a number of tavernas. The rest of the village is spread out so it’s great if you like a bit of a walk. Within the village you’ll find a couple of dive schools, the Corfu Aquarium
and boat tours leaving from the harbour, you’ll also be able to rent a boat to explore the Corfu coast line on your own.
If you enjoy walking, there are a couple of villages up the hill where you can take in spectacular views as a reward for your efforts. There’s also good views from the main coastal road and a lovely beach to top up your tan and relax after all that walking.
The nightlife is good but without late night / early morning clubbing. You can find karaoke or live music, there's trendy cocktail bars and quieter options too.
Paleokastritsa would be a good choice for those that like to enjoy a nice meal and a few drinks, maybe a sing and dance but possibly not for all night revellers.
One thing there's no shortage of in the region is beaches, there’s the fantastic Paleokastritsa Beach
as well as a number of other smaller but equally beautiful beaches right on the edge of the resort, most have the full range of facilities and it’s easy to get from one to the other if feel you need to.
Also nearby you’ll find the historical site of Angelokastro
as well as the Monastry of Paleokastritsa
which are both easy to get to and well worth a visit.