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Paleokastritsa Corfu travel guide

The hugely popular beach resort of Paleokastritsa is found on the west coast of Corfu, about 23 kilometres from Corfu Town.

Paleokastritsa is considered one of the most beautiful area of Corfu and a renowned Greek beauty spot with a clutch of beaches around a wooded headland.

There six beaches in Paleokastritsa, of various sizes and clustered in three main bays enveloped by tall cliffs and forested headlands sprinkled with olive and citrus groves.

The main beach resort at Paleokastritsa lies just off the twisting coastal road that is a pleasure to drive with its impressive sea views.

Trouble is that Paleokastritsa's fame as a noted beauty spot attracts hordes of day trippers every day throughout the summer season so don't expect to enjoy the resort without lots of company.

The main beach in particular can get very crowded indeed and the small bay is often heaving with small boats and yachts.

This is good walking country too and a favourite trek is up the steep road to Theotokos Monastery above Paleokastritsa or to the 13th century Venetian Castrizza San Angelo.

TThere are plenty of tavernas bars and cafes to meet the daily demands of the summer crowds although none of them are cheap in this tourist honey pot.

There are regular buses to Corfu Town every hour for most of the day and water taxis leave the main beach daily for trips to nearby beaches.