The diamond of Corfu

Paleokastritsa is widely regarded as the site of Homer’s city of the Phaeacians and it features stunning territory filled with grottoes, turquoise waters, cliffs, and so on. The town is also known as Paleo by the locals and you will be mesmerized by its natural scenery. The town is dotted with tavernas, hotels, bars, and shops, and its beaches attract tourists from Corfu Town. Paleo is a great day trip destination from Corfu and it is just 30 minutes’ drive from Corfu town. Some of the best beaches to visit in the town are listed below.

Top beaches to visit in Paleokastritsa

Agios Spyridon Beach

This beach has unique scenery from other beaches in Greece as it comprises of sand while other beaches feature small, smooth pebbles on the banks instead of sand. It is also considered to be among the most popular beach in the town with enchanting scenery. It is a great beach to go with the family and you can easily access it by car, taxi or form of transportation. The beach features an enormous parking lot which can easily accommodate lots of vehicles. Some of the best things to do here are to sunbathe in the sun or by heading to one of the beachside restaurants where you can take a cocktail or two while enjoying the picturesque views.

Agia Triada Beach

This beach also features some sand but it does not cover half of the beach area. Despite this, the beach is also a perfect place to go if you are looking for a healthy strip of sand which can easily be accessed while in Paleokastritsa. The beach has lots of convenient spots where you can just simply lay down and just sunbathe in the sun. It also features a mind-blowing scenery that will leave you coming back for more.

Ampelaki Beach

This is a perfect beach destination to go if you want to just spend some hours lazing away at the beach without getting many crowds. The best thing is that 70% of Ampelaki Beach is covered with sand and this helps in controlling the crowds. The remaining part of the beach features small and smooth pebbles and it offers different scenery. The beach is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city as it can be found between rocks which means it is not always crowded.


This beach is completely covered with pebbles and it is not the place to go if you love sandy beaches. The beach offers tourists the chance to lounge in a sunbed on the beach under an ample shade. The best thing is that it is not crowded because most tourists pass this beach for other beaches in the town that is made up of sand. Platakia Beach is the best for couples and tourists that want to have the beach all to themselves.


This is among the top beach destination in Paleokastritsa even though it is completely covered in rocks. It is ideal for tourists that are looking for a thrilling adventure during their beach hopping vacation. You will need to hike the steps before you get to the ocean and lots of tourists come here for its unique swimming experience. For a more thrilling experience, you can jump off the rocks into the water.

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