Paleokastritsa Beach

Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

Starfish Rating of 5

Claim to Fame

Named after the ship that took Ulysses (of legend) home, this is one of the better cared-for of the Corfu Beaches.

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  • Where is it?in the Ionian Sea, off the west coast of mainland Greece, near the Albanian border, on the west coast of the island
  • Coordinates: latitude» 39.6731°
    longitude» 19.7162°
  • Water Type: saltwater
  • Climate: warm Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool damp winters
  • Development: minimal; a very small resort area in a tiny town on the sea
  • Length of Beach: six small coves
  • Type: fairly grainy beige sand, merging into white
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This picturesque, very secluded and private series of beaches comprises six coves with deep bays, incredible turquoise to deep blue waters and high cliffs that cradle each cove with a feeling of being wrapped in sun, sand and sea.

There is natural shade here thanks to trees and lush vegetation that surround the beach, including fragrant lemon, olive and cypress trees. Blue/green waters slide into the U-shaped coves and provide gentle waves that make for good swimming and some fine water sports activities.

On the tops of surrounding hills is a smattering of buildings. One of them, starkly white against the greenery and the blue skies, is a Byzantine monastery (now a museum) called “Panagia Paleokastritissa”; it’s very worth a visit and its gold-leafed icons will fascinate.

With clear water and almost no wind, Paleokastritsa Beach is a grand escape in the modest Corfu style of vacations.

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