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Paleokastritsa Tours and Activities

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Paleokastritsa
According to legend, the Greek village of Paleokastritsa (Palaiokastritsa) is where Odysseus was shipwrecked and met Nausicaa in Homer’s epic tale the Odyssey. It’s a suitable setting for mythical romance, with a string of beaches, olive groves, and cypress forests set against the glittering Mediterranean Sea.
 
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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 
Address: Paleokastritsa, Greece
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Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada

Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada

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Discover two of Corfu’s most spectacular beaches—and leave the driving and logistics to someone else—on this private, half-day tour. Meet your driver directly at the Corfu cruise port, hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle, and head to Paleokastritsa Beach, known for its emerald waters and dramatic scenery. Swim, visit a nearby monastery, or upgrade for a boat trip before heading to Glyfada Beach: one of Corfu’s most popular stretches of shoreline.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$145,51
Price varies by group size
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US$145,51
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Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada

Private Tour of Corfu Beaches Paleokastritsa and Glyfada

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Glyfada and Paleokastritsa are widely considered the most beautiful beaches in Corfu, but organizing transportation to visit them can be time-consuming. On this private tour, begin with pickup at the Corfu cruise port or your Corfu hotel, and visit both beaches with ease in a day. Soak up the Corfu sunshine among the pretty bays and emerald waters, and admire uninterrupted views over the spectacular coastal scenery.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$145,51
Price varies by group size
From
US$145,51
Price varies by group size
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Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town

Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town

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Take a private tour of Corfu during your cruise ship pot time or island visit. A private guide picks you up from your designated location showing you the highlights of Corfu in just four hours. Visit Paleokastritsa, one of the most beautiful villages in Greece, then explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town Corfu. Shop for souvenirs like olive oil and products made with Corfu's signature fruit, the kumquat. Tour includes a private driver; upgrade to include a tour guide as well.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$460,14
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From
US$460,14
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Leisurely Small-Group Tour of Corfu

Leisurely Small-Group Tour of Corfu

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Make your way to Corfu’s must-see attractions in just one day on this panoramic sightseeing tour by coach. Head through the UNESCO-listed site of the Old Town of Corfu, pass a Koum Kouat distillery (a regional specialty), and by stunning vista points of the Ionian Sea, all while learning about the island’s ancient history and rich culture as you go. Discover the picturesque Palaiokastrista Bay, where you'll have the option of exploring its legendary caves by boat. Then, discover the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, founded in 1228AD, and the Balcony of the Gods in Lakones Village.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69,11
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US$69,11

Taste Corfu Private Tour - The Best Way to Discover Corfu

Taste Corfu Private Tour - The Best Way to Discover Corfu

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This half day private tour starts with a pick up from your hotel,villa or Corfu Port.Your chauffeur will drive you to Palaiokastritsa one of the most famous beaches in Corfu with turquoise waters and breathaking views.You will visit the Monastery and/or you can take a boat trip to the hidden caves of Palaiokastritsa.In the next stop you will taste the local fruit named "kumkuat" and local sweets.After this sweet break,you will reach a famous winnery for a wine tasting tour and in your way to Old Corfu Town you will stop in an olive oil producer and you will learn all the secrets of extra virgin olive oil.Finally your chauffeur will ride you to Old Corfu Town, the diamond of the Ionian Sea.You will have about 40 minutes to 1 hour of free time to enjoy your lunch or walk through the beautiful narrow streets with the Greek-Venetian-British and French architecture style.When you finish your tour our private Minivan will be ready to take you back to the port or your preferred accommodation.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$109,13
Price varies by group size
From
US$109,13
Price varies by group size
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Private tour: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town

Private tour: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town

Get a private half-day tour of the deep blue bay at Paleokastritsa, Theotokos Monastery, and historic Corfu Town with a personal driver-guide. Enjoy a comfortable ride in a new vehicle to one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Corfu, climb the stairs to a 12th-century monastery, and explore the Old Town of Corfu, where you can eat a traditional meal in the town square.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$460,15
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US$460,15
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Private Corfu Highlights and Wine Tour

Private Corfu Highlights and Wine Tour

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Get a taste of Corfu’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, picturesque countryside, and best wines on this small-group shore excursion. Visit the immaculate Monastery of the Virgin Mary, perched on a cliff above seaside Palaiokastritsa, and explore Venetian and French palaces and the church of Corfu’s patron Saint Spyridon on a walking tour of the ancient port. In between, sample locally produced wines and olive oil and one of Corfu’s oldest estates, with a chance to purchase bottles to enjoy back at home.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$394,08
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US$394,08

Paleokastritsa and Corfu town tour

Paleokastritsa and Corfu town tour

Experience Paleokastritsa’s picturesque bays, the 13th-century Monastery of Virgin Mary, and Corfu Town in one convenient half-day tour. Visit a museum devoted to Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons, explore the Monastery’s courtyard, and soak up the view from the hilltop cloister. In Corfu town, enjoy free time to explore the narrow streets by foot before being returned to where you were picked up.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$357,70
per group
From
US$357,70
per group
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Corfu private tour to Paleokastritsa and Lakones

Corfu private tour to Paleokastritsa and Lakones

Tour takes up to 4 hours. We will visit Paleokastritsa area with magnificent bays and crystal waters,   the Monastery of Virgin Mary of the 13th century and at the end we will visit the Lakones with astonish view of the west coast line,
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$351,64
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US$351,64
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Private Corfu Tour- Glyfada & Paleokastritsa beach

Private Corfu Tour- Glyfada & Paleokastritsa beach

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Sit comfortably in our modern air-conditioned vehicle, get connected on Wi-Fi on our minivan and get ready to swim in the turquoise waters of Paleokastritsa. In Paleokastritsa you also have the opportunity to visit the caves and visit the 13thcentury monastery of the area (Optional). Then we board the vehicle and after about 25 minutes we reach the famous beach of Glyfada. Glyfada sandy beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. There you can enjoy the sun on a sunbed by sipping a cool cocktail at one of the beach bars and even do water sports. -Pick up/Drop off from cruise ship or hotel
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$278,88
Price varies by group size
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US$278,88
Price varies by group size

Grand Island Tour

Grand Island Tour

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This tour offers a comprehensive overview of the island of Corfu. A full day of sightseeing and adventures includes visits to the highlights including Kassiopi, Kouloura, Old Town, Kanoni, Achillion Palace, Paleokastritsa, Bella Vista and Troumbeta Pass. The tour also includes free time to take a swim at a local beach, have lunch, or go on a side excursion like a boat ride or a visit to scenic caves.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58,20
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US$58,20
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Explore Ionian Sea for 5 days

Explore Ionian Sea for 5 days

Enjoy the beauty of Ionian Sea with Venetian Influence. The hotel for your holidays is situated on the Island of Corfu, which is unique place of position to start your tours. Corfu is Island of Empress Sisi, Durrells, koum kouat and olive trees. Island Paxos was greated such as calm place for the God of the sea Poseidon and Village Parga was for long time
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  • 5 days
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US$651,61
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US$651,61

Private Tasting Tour in Corfu

Private Tasting Tour in Corfu

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Make your way to Corfu’s must-see attractions in one day on this private sightseeing tour by coach. With just your personal guide and private party, head through the UNESCO-listed site of the Old Town of Corfu, around a koum kouat distillery, and by stunning vista points of the Ionian Sea, all while learning about the island’s ancient history and rich culture. Tour includes port pickup and drop-off for the ultimate convenience in a shore excursion.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$357,70
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From
US$357,70
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Corfu Highlights tour

Corfu Highlights tour

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See many of Corfu’s most spectacular places in a convenient, budget-friendly tour that’s perfect for travelers short on time or eager to get an overview of the island. Visit Kanoni, Achillion Palace, Paleokastritsa, Bella Vista, Troumbeta Pass, and Corfu Town in a climate-controlled bus. Enjoy free time at a beach to eat lunch, explore, or relax. A multi-lingual guide will enrich your experience with insights into Corfu’s history and culture.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72,75
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US$72,75
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Corfu Beaches & Corfu Town: Full Day Private Tour

Corfu Beaches & Corfu Town: Full Day Private Tour

Pack your flip flops and get ready for an exciting beach escape to two of Corfu’s most beautiful beaches combined with a visit to Corfu Town - one of Corfu’s most popular, not-to-be-missed attractions. Visit first the world-famous Paleokastritsa beach, renowned for its unique natural beauty and crystal clear waters, before you head to the cosmopolitan, golden sandy beach of Glyfada: widely considered one of Corfu’s top beaches. Round off the day with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Corfu Town: wander around the charming streets, explore the countless souvenir shops or enjoy a coffee in the French-designed Liston!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$164,91
Price varies by group size
From
US$164,91
Price varies by group size
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