one of the loveliest spots in the island, with a variety of nice beaches which although maybe don't have the best sand ( can be coa**e and pebbly in many parts) have the advantage that with so much rock about it gives the water a better clarity and some wonderful snorkelling with a huge variety of fish.
my favourite is below the akrotiri beach hotel which is safe for kids as well and taverna's on the beach edge which allow you to watch the kids and enjoy the sunset with a frappe or a mythos.
there is also a scuba school/dive centre run by enthusiastic and friendly english speaking instructors who i have dived with on a number of occasions and can recommend highly for their skill and knowledge..see their website at http://www.achilleondivingcenter.gr.
a variety of other water sports are also catered for in high season mainly, but i prefer to visit in september when it is a little quieter.
the scenery is beautiful and the people that staff this corner of corfu in the tavernas and other facilities i have found here are most friendly....i rarely see any point in straying far from paleo for a relaxing holiday.....unless you have walking difficulties that is, as it is very three dimensional,and can feel spread out.
Deserves to be included in the top 10 places to visit on Corfu. Good beaches and great if you scuba or snorkel. Some stunning backdrops from the mountains and cafes/tavernas seemed to be better than average.
We stayed at the Aghia Triada Studios in Paleokastritsa 12 years ago and loved it. We would like to know if anyone knows how to book them now as we cant find them in any brochures. Thanks.
Lovely beachs take one of the boat tours they are great also make sure you visit the monastry, the cafe/bar next to the cave tour boats is the best to eat at
Hello everyone.I've visited corfu last summer at july with my boyfriend.We had really really fabiluos time.Everything was excellent.Paleokastritsa beach is something unbelievably beautiful.It is like paradise with all this green waters and golden sants.U should all visit corfuit's a lovely place.see u all there this august.............
terri , there is some nice beaches , i like the one bottom of the hill where the little jetties are they also do boat trips around the caves for about 9 euros from there you have your choice of cafes and taverners ! i am going back out on the 2nd may so i will find out the names of the best taverners.
Me and my boyfriend are going to Paleo 1st two weeks in July. We are staying in Akrotiri Beach Hotel, please could someone give us some advice on nice restaurants, good beaches, possible nite life and boat trips around the area. Hope to hear from you soon. xxx
Perfect - cant say anymore!!!
Scenery lovely, but beach hurts your feet and the sea gets deep quick, so not good for kids. Cant beat the view tho.
Went to Paleo last week July first week August 04. Had a fabulous holiday stayed in great studio overlooking aghia triada bay (so good keeping name secret).Sea cool but not cold. Best restaurant was the Nausika both for quality and price however the Belvedre pushed it close and had views to die for.Maria pool and bar very lively and friendly (try Sat. night BBQ). Paleo pool was closest to us and was great, very clean, and the bar was good for a late drink. Overall we had a fabulous holiday and will be returning. Not for those who want lively night life.
Am going to Paleokastritsa end of August 04. Would like advice on resturants, beaches and places to go. Oh and has anyone heard of the valley complex...??? Thanx
Tony, My family and I (3 adults & 1 child) thought the apartments were great. This was our 1st time in Greece and we were a bit apprehensive about the accomodation but they were excellent. 2 big bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin)They were cleaned every 2nd day altho' linen and towels were only changed once in 14 days! Quite basic but adequately furnished. They are about 200 yards from the main road and the road to them is quite steep. There is a supermarket at the bottom of the road and they are in walking distance of all amenities. There isn't a pool but 100m up the road is Farini pool and it's good. The apartments are situated amongst gardens and are secluded from the road. Along the main road in either direction are plenty of pools that you can use, only stipulation is that you purchase food/drink from the bar. We used the pool at Paleo Inn most nights altho' Faros pool was just as good( tell Bob that Rab from Alloa was asking for him!!) The hospitality of Yianni and his family is 2nd to none and the BBQ on saturday nights is worth every cent of the 12euros it cost, a must!!!
As I said earlier we were satisfied by the apartments and have agreed that we would go back to them in the near future.
Beautiful bays and azure water, however the water is FREEZING! I have never experienced such cold water before so be prepared! Great snorkelling to be done though, plus hire a boat and driver to take you to the many caves in the area.
If you are a good swimmer, try the Acopolco Bar at the top end of Paleo. It has steps into the sea, and you can then swim to the neighbouring beach of Liapades. From there you can swim out to an isolated beach and have it all to yourselves! Luxury. Beware the pebbles on the beaches though. My sister and I tried to emerge from the sea like Ursula Andres but failed miserably as we hobbled and limped over the painful pebbles.
Me and my boyfriend were staying in Kavos and hired a scooter to tour the island. Whilst exploring we found this beach and fell in love with it. So the next day we hired a jeep told our friends and we all went there. The snorkeling is brilliant and you can hire a boat to go and find deserted beaches which you can stay on. The water is so clear and the fish are amazing. We only wished we had found it at the beginning of our holiday, but we will be back. You have to wear some form of footwear because the pebbles do hurt! But there are shops that sell shoes for swimming so thats not a problem. We are planning now when to go back. Its alot nicer than the beaches in kavos or on any other part of the island that we had been. I just wish I was back there.
IN PALEO IN MAY. FOUND IT VERY QUIET, PROBABLY TO EARLY IN THE SEASON. BREATHTAKING VIEWS FROM APPARTMENT BALCONY.
FOUND A LOVELY PLACE TO EAT THE GRILL HOUSE THE GREEK WAY, OWNED AND RUN BY NIKOS MICHALAS, HE MADE OUR STAY VERY ENJOYABLE. WELL WORTH A VISIT.
We've been to Paleo twice and loved it. We have stayed at the Rena Studios, next to a wee supermarket run by Rena. Studios very clean - only 7 of them and the view from the balcony and terrace is brilliant!! Bars and restaurants good, we usually go to Limaki, Calms or the one along the path leading to Ampalakie beach, can't remember it's name, the second one along. They are all family run, with lovely food and nice, frienly service. We like to switch off and relax on holiday but it would also suit young families. Scenery brilliant with some nice walks round about. Recommend it to anyone
We loved it here, the beaches were like paradise. Lovely clear water, which is excellent for snorkelling and set in beautiful surroundings!!!
This is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. The water was cool and refreshing and as clear as crytal with a turquoise tint in it.
All the beaches were great but I'd recommend Ampelaki to get away from the hustle and bustle of the other tourists.
All bars and tavgernas are great also and I would recommend this place to everyone!!
Great beach - we stayed in sidari and it beat it`s beach hands down. The water is crystal clear and was a welcome relief from the heat. We had a bite to eat at smurfs bar next to the beach and found the food good. Recommended - just go there and enjoy!!!
There are a few beaches to choose from in Paleo - we tended to use the one by the Akrotiri hotel - beautiful white pebbles and sand. The water is amazing. It is so clear - we hired a pedelo and even far out it is still so clear and turquoise! But beware...it is freezing cold!
Paleokastritsawas great! We hired a car for the day and drove there form Ipsos after hearing good reviews. we had somthing to eat for the cafe/restaurant right on the beach, very Nice! could see the fiss in the water out of the window!
We also went up to the monastry, very beautiful place alone even without the view!
I recomend anyone to go here for the day! And this is coming from someone who had had about 6 hours sleep in total over the past 3 days from pubbin n clubbing it in Ipsos all week!
My girlfriend and I were staying in Roda (in a disgusting hotel booked through Thompson - never again), and hired a scooter to tour the island. When we found Paleokastritsa we thought it was absolute paradise; two beautiful beaches, a mad shepherd chasing his goats up and down the cliff face, great snorkelling, and not too many English! We're thinking of going back there to stay this year - can you recommend any goo hotels / apartments?