Paleokastritsa is unarguably one of the most famous and most beautiful areas of the island. It is situated on the northwest coast of Corfu, 14 km away from Gouvia. The resort is hilly and nestles beneath the folds of steep verdant slopes, olive groves and citrus orchards.

At the northern most promontory (Agios Spyridon), lies the 12th century monastery of Virgin Mary. The Monastery stands on a sheer hillside full of wild and olive trees, facing the deep blue sea. In one of the cells of the monastery a museum has been founded, where holy and precious relics of the monastery are housed. Magnificent views are obtained from both the monastery and the area of the hills above, particularly from the village of Lakones.

Paleokastritsa features many beaches that can be reached with a boat, the most famous being the “Paradise Beach”. On the other hand, the village of Paleokastritsa features a variety of tavernas, restaurants, bars built on the rocks and cafes, which make the area more vivid and alive.

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