This village in the north-west of Corfu has long been considered the most beautiful in Corfu. It nestles between steep slopes of olive groves and citrus orchards.
Many believe Corfu to be the mythical island, Phaeacians, from Greek mythology and that Paleokastritsa is the place where Odysseus disembarked and met Nausicaa. Today, the village offers all kinds of supermarkets, restaurants, shops and bars as well as accommodation. It also provides historical buildings like the 12th century monastery of Theotokos. At the northernmost point the monastery stands on the top of the hill surrounded by olive trees and looks down onto the village of Lakones and the sea. Paleokastritsa’s beaches are famous for their scenery and crystal waters, where you can also go out on sailboats and speedboats.