The Old Castle, as it literally translates, has an old monastery and plenty of beaches. Cruises and sailing aren't a bad idea either. Great for families.

Paleokastritsa Things to Do

Candles burn in Paleokastritsa monastery as some visitors show interest in religious art decorating the place.
photo: Petr Aust / CC BY 2.0

Paleokastritsa Monastery

A fantastic monastery on a scenic cape but not for high season. Anyhow, visit also the viewpoints and Nausika's cave for pictures, and the donkey station.

Paleokastritsa's rock, on to of which is the viewpoint, for not having found any better picture.
photo: Luc Coekaerts

Paleokastritsa Viewpoint

A viewpoint with views of Paleokastritsa's bays, the monastery, the infinite sea, and steep-rock cliffs. Go there for sunset. Simply breath-taking, innit?


The Blue Eye Cave

Don't go to this place without mask and snorkel. You will miss 90% of what's to see. Shimmering-blue waters, nice cave. Fabulous by kayak.


Corfu Aquarium

Once at Paleokastritsa, the Corfu Aquarium's impressive collection of species will take you just 45 minutes. Free guided tour. Inexpensive entrance.

Paleokastritsa Beaches


Paleokastritsa Beach

Close to Paleokastrista Monastery, this triple beach looks like a pirate cove turned into a tourist resort. Note that it gets jam-packed in high season.