Paleokastritsa 

 

At the Northwest of Corfu Island, about 25 kilometers away from Corfu town, is located the famous and beautiful Paleokastritsa. What could anyone say about this place? The amazing natural beauty combines with tradition and tourism evolution and as a result, lots of hotels, villas, cafeterias, beach bars, bars and restaurants serve locals and tourists at the magnificent hillsides, the picturesque bays and beaches, leaving inalienable it’s characteristics. It is well known, moreover, that Paleokastritsa is the most famous tourist resort of Corfu island. Verdant hillsides, huge olive groves, imposing rocks, golden sandy beaches and seashores that look like paintings combine and create a real paradise on earth. 

 

The small headlands that divide the beaches and coves allow each spot to show its own special beauty. At the last and most distant headland dominates the picturesque monastery of the Virgin Mary. The panoramic view from the monastery as well as from Angelokastro is amazing and is suitable for a ride to admire the beautiful natural landscape from high above and be inspired to travel mentally, to calm or even just take a couple of fantastic photos that will be forever a part of the holiday photo album, while the landscape is ideal to enjoy the sunset. The beaches of Paleokastritsa are really beautiful for sure, but what trully enchants both locals and tourists are the sea caves.

 

The boats that are available for rental at the beaches of Paleokastritsa and the sea-taxis are used by the visitors to go to the sea caves and also to the beaches that maintain unaltered the original charm with turquoise crystal waters, golden sand and the rocks make them attractive both for those who want to relax but also for the more active seeking the adventure of exploration. So it cannot be a coincidence that Homer chose exactly this specific place to include it in his work as Odysseus’ last stop of his long journey on his way back to Ithaca. The rocks rise up in such a way that create underwater wells and sea caves that if you visit once, they will fill you up with unforgettable picrtures. Nausicaa’s cave, Saint Nicolas and Blue Eye are probably the most characteristic af all.  

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