How many kaleidoscope shades of blue can you imagine? All these heavenly tones of amazing cyan, aquamarine, Prussian blue, cerulean, teal and navy reflect in the crystal clear waters. Golden sandy beaches and the variations of green of the pines, cypresses and olive trees complete the picture. It is a combination that can only enchant you!
The rich seabed, caves and ‘submarine wells’, as the locals call them, make the area an unexplored paradise for divers from all over the world. From the surface, it does not cease to amaze either! The rock formations in the water, the numerous caves and the ‘Blue Eye’ (where the sunlight shines into a cave through a hole in the rock), become the motivation for everyone to enjoy a unique boat trip or to hire a boat to explore the area.
Just 25 kilometers from the city of Corfu Paleokastritsa is easily accessible. The two peninsulas and separated by six coves just waiting for you to discover.
These are the beautiful beaches:
"Locals love them and visitors fall in love with them"
Agios Spyridonas Beach
Awarded the Blue Flag for its organization and cleanliness, this beach is the largest and most famous beach in the area.
It is most refreshing during the hot summer days, since its waters are usually quite cold.
The beautiful surrounding, steep cliffs and the variety of activities it offers make it one of the most popular choices for locals and visitors alike.
Ambelaki Beach has the first diving centre ever established in Europe, dating back to 1963.With a rich seabed that attracts the interest of divers from all lengths and breadths of the earth, this beach is a scuba diver’s dream come true.
The beach is very quiet but organized, with umbrellas and sunbeds, the previously mentioned diving school and boat rental so one can explore the island and discover the magic, hidden treasures for themselves.
Agia Triada beach
With deep blue waters and a combination of a sand and gravel beach, Agia Triada is an ideal choice for water skiing and parasailing. Boat rental is available and there are bars and tavernas for food or beverages.
At the end of the day the sunset is something to look forward to.
Alypa / Alipa beach
With crystal clear waters, Alipa Beach is great for sunbathing on its sandy beach. It has large rocks located in its northern part, which add to its character. It is the only beach at Paleokastritsa that also has a fishing shelter.
Agios Petros beach
A favourite beach for those who love water sports, it is a combination of sand and pebbles.
It is located near the Monastery of Paleokastritsa in a lush landscape. It offers a wide range of water sports including jet skiing, paragliding and more.
With natural shade in the afternoon, it is the ideal beach for relaxation and is favoured by fishing enthusiasts. It is worth mentioning that it ranks among the beaches with the coolest waters, but if you are bold enough, its view and tranquility will be rewarding.
The locals also call it ‘Verderoza’ after a lady who used to own a shop in the area in the past.