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Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa, Greece

The Basics

Located on Corfu’s northwest coast, Paleokastritsa is usually included on most island tours or Corfu shore excursions. The island’s small size makes it easy to visit Paleokastritsa along with highlights such as Corfu Town, Achilleion Palace, and the Hill of Kanoni. Most Paleokastritsa tours make a beeline for the hilltop Monastery of Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa, which offers panoramic views of the coastline.

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Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
US$139.41 per adult
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Amazing Corfu tour for our honeymoon!
Our trip to Corfu was amazing! Our driver Stefanos was so informative and kind! We enjoyed every minute spent in Corfu from the cave tour to taking a swim in Corfu waters and laying on the sunbeds relaxing with good drinks and food at the beach. Vicky was so sweet and always in communication with me during the booking process! Absolutely loved everything and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Corfu via cruise or airplane! Thank you so much to Vicky and Stefanos! :)
Jyot_S, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Corfu

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Trip to two beautiful beaches
Richard_H, Sep 2021
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Excellent half day spent with Driver Stefanos, very friendly and knowledgeable. Can't recommend this excursion enough
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Good experience
Benjamin_M, Aug 2021
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Very nice excursion. Very kind Operator and attentive to my needs. The driver speaks perfect English and gives valuable information about the island he loves passionately! I recommend.
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Corfu Private tour
Walter_A, Aug 2021
Paleokastritsa and Corfu town tour
Great tour with our driver Leonidas. He was born and raised in Corfu and so extremely knowledgeable of the town. I certainly prefer private tours like this one which makes it more intimate and personal. He even treated us a to snack break of souvlaki and fries. Highly, Highly recommend.
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Corfu and Caves
Becky, Aug 2021
Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Our captain showed us an excellent time exploring the gorgeous caves!! And our guide was wonderful!!
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A day making fantastic memories
Deborah_W, Oct 2020
Half-Day Visit to Paleokastritsa Beach from Corfu Port
Our driver Kris took us on a tour of the North of the Island all the best places for photos etc. He told us alsorts of interesting facts about the food, culture work etc. He was so lovely nothing was too much trouble. I would highly reccomend booking a trip if you visit Corfu fantastic value for money fantastic day lots of lovely pictures and memories.
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One of the greatest experiences!
Lidia_L, Aug 2021
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Can’t explain how amazing this experience was! Our guide George, was the kindness person. He was right on time, patient, and helpful. He made every effort possible to have our trip be fulfilling and fun. I would definitely recommend this tour!
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A great day at the BEACH!
candace_m, Aug 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
From pickup to drop off - this was the best excursion of our entire vacation. Blue Tours Corfu took excellent care of us. Kalispera met us at the port and got us on our way. Our driver was incredible and the time spent with my family on the beautiful beaches of Corfu will be cherished forever. Highly recommend Blue Tour Corfu - completely professional - top notch communication from Kalispera from booking to the walk back to the port .
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Wonderful tour and guide!
Barbara_H, Jul 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town
We were exactly where we were told at the port terminal in Corfu. Our guide, ‘V’ (I don’t want to try to spell his name!) was very engaging and we enjoyed our conversations. We took an added boat tour to the caves that he arranged for us. We had a very nice time in old Corfu and the 4 hour tour was over way too soon!! I would definitely use them again!!
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Highly recommend this tour
Jennifer_K, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
My cruise ship did not alert us to the time zone change so when I was ready to grab ship breakfast at 8am, suddenly it became 9am and we were suppose to be outside meeting the driver! We jetted from our room and got to the driver 15 mins late on an empty stomach. Stefanos, our driver stopped by a bakery so we could grab breakfast and coffee to go. We opted for the boat ride, but I was very upset how long we had to wait for the boat because they wanted a full boat before leaving and two boats left while we were there. We stood there 30 minutes before we got on the boat, only to be delayed further. The boat guys said they only needed 6 ppl minimum to leave but when we got the 6, he didn’t budge for another 15 minutes until we had a full boat. I literally wanted to flip the boat because my time on Corfu was limited. Take this into account if you opt for the boat tour. We are from New York so I don’t enjoy waiting around, my personality is chop chop do this do that. The second beach we went to was beautiful and we had more free time to relax. The beach was beautiful and peaceful. We absolutely did not want to leave. Stefanos is a great driver and he dropped us off at the old town center. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a lot of laughs. I highly recommend this tour over any of the cruise excursions. Communication with Vicky was smooth and simple. Better to have your own private transport than have a full bus with other passengers.
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Spectacular
DBauer01, Aug 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
We went to two beaches, both beautiful! This was an excellent trip! The tour guide did everything they said they would!
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Private tour. Corfu beaces
Deanne_K, Sep 2019
Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
Our tour was fabulous! Our driver went above and beyond to make this a trip of a lifetime. I can highly recommend this tour company! Thanks so much, Vickie!
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Great escape to the beach!
Lindsay O, Jun 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
This excursion was a great break for our teenagers. The Glyfada beach was a nice place to swim and had a huge inflatable jumping and climbing gym in the water for the kids...my 14 year old loved it. Be warned, the sand is extremely hot! It's worth getting the sunbeds and umbrella!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Paleokastritsa is a must-see for beach, culture, and history lovers.

  • Bring sun protection; temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.

  • The beaches of Paleokastritsa have showers, sunbeds, and parasols for rent, and there are plenty of places to purchase food and drinks.

  • Dress modestly if you plan to visit the monastery.

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How to Get There

Paleokastritsa is located on Corfu’s northwest coast, roughly 16 miles (25 kilometers) from Corfu Town. Buses run regularly between the two towns and take around 40 minutes, but if you plan to explore the surrounding villages and beaches, it’s a good idea to join a guided tour or organize private transport.

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When to Get There

Summer (July through August) is the island’s busiest season, so arrive early to secure a good spot on the beach. Shoulder season (April through May or September through November) is a particularly good time to visit, when temperatures are still ideal for swimming and there are fewer crowds. During winter the water is typically too cold to swim, and many hotels and attractions may be closed.

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Exploring the Beaches of Paleokastritsa

The coastline around Paleokastritsa is lined with sand and pebble beaches and the cool water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and watersports. Boat trips around the bay allow you to cruise around small caves and rock pools, while during summer speedboats and water taxis hop between beaches.

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