Things to do in Palaiokastritsa

Our most recommended things to do in Palaiokastritsa

Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

1. Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

Explore Corfu at your own pace on a private tour where you set the starting time and place! Start with a visit to Achilleion Palace, located atop a hill in the traditional village of Gastouri. Experience a sense of awe as you take in the imposing monument and its surrounding cypress trees and exotic plants and flowers. Go inside the palace for a closer look at the beautiful gardens, and discover priceless works of art, such as the ancient Greek statues of Zeus and Era. Admire the elegant columns and statuary, including the statue of the "Dying Achilles." Continue to Kanoni for a breathtaking view of Mouse Island (‘Pontikonisi’), formed, according to legend, when the ship that carried Odysseus back to Ithaca was turned to stone by an angry Poseidon. Next, go to the small but popular beach at Paleokastritsa, where you can catch a boat to cruise around the many caves in the area. Alternatively, soak up the sun and cool down with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Visit the Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa and discover the home of 8 Greek Orthodox monks who receive guidance from Bishop Efthimios Thouis and conduct traditional masses, provide generous hospitality and offer regular tours of the grounds and museum. Return towards Corfu city with a drive along the scenic west coast via the hilltop village of Lakones. Stop at the "Bella Vista" viewpoint to take some souvenir photos and gather memories to last a lifetime!

Corfu: Palaiokastritsa, Mouse Island, and Old Town Tour

2. Corfu: Palaiokastritsa, Mouse Island, and Old Town Tour

This tour takes in the most beautiful landscapes in the North West of Corfu, with a blend of sea and mountain. Paleokastritsa, with its crystal clear waters, hilly landscape and sea caves, is believed to be the place where the shipwrecked Ulysses got washed ashore, bringing greek mythology to life. At this stop, you have free time to spend as you choose; walk around, enjoy the sea, visit the 13th century greek orthodox monastery or join an optional boat tour of the Blue Caves and bays. Then the tour will take you to peninsula of Kanoni, where the ancient town of Corfu was located, and we stop to see the Mouse Island, the landmark of Corfu. The tour ends at Old Town of Corfu which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It is like an open air museum where one visibly distinguishes Italian and British architectural influences. In truth, all those who visited the island left traces of their passage, which we get to explore within the maze of the town’s narrow streets.

Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa, and Old Town Tour

3. Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa, and Old Town Tour

Make the most of your trip to Corfu and visit 3 of the island’s highlights in just 1 day. Your action-packed day begins with pickup from your hotel then heads to the first stop of the tour, Achilleion Palace. Famous for its statues and paintings, the palace holds great historical significance for the island. Learn about the palace’s rich history and influence on the evolution of Corfu as you wander through its stunning rooms and gardens, admiring the architecture throughout. After the palace, head towards the stunning region of Palaiokastritsa, which is steeped in local mythological history. Board a traditional style boat then head out onto the crystal clear waters for unrivaled views of the island and its surrounding coastline. Visit a selection of secret and isolated beaches as well as the island’s famous blue caves and coves. Cool off from the hot Mediterranean weather with a refreshing dip in the sea, or climb up a nearby hill to reach one of the oldest monasteries in Greece, which is a popular hotspot for tourists thanks to its breathtaking and panoramic views. Last but certainly not least is a tour of Corfu’s Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Center. Learn about and visit the imposing fortresses that protect the town, and marvel at the many protected monuments and buildings. Take a stroll to the largest square in the Balkans, then wander through the narrow streets of the town as you soak up the authentic atmosphere and experience life like a local.

Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

4. Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location of your choice, and then travel through some of Corfu’s traditional villages on a private group tour to Paleokastritsa. Long considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu, Paleokastritsa is renowned as a beauty spot with turquoise waters and sandy beaches in its network of bays with jagged rocks topped by lush green forests that rise directly from the sea. Go to Theotokos Monastery via a short footpath that takes you to the top of the hill. Get the best views of the area from the summit, and then journey into Corfu Town. Take a stroll through Spianada Square to admire the British-era City Palace, the Venetian castle of the Old Fortress and the arcades of the Liston, built during the French occupation if the island and charmingly lit by Venetian lanterns. Visit Saint Spyridon Church, built in 1596, where the distinctive red dome of the bell tower, filled with silver treasures, is the tallest on the island. Amble down the narrow streets of the Old Town and interact with the locals as you purchase local produce such as kumquats from traditional shops. Your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel to get dropped off safely at the end of the day.

Corfu: 5-Hour Small Group Sightseeing Car Tour & Kanoni

5. Corfu: 5-Hour Small Group Sightseeing Car Tour & Kanoni

This is your chance to see the most beautiful parts of Corfu in just one day by minivan and English speaking driver. A short exploration of the town and we head to Kanoni from where we enjoy the famous and panoramic views over Mouse island and the Vlacherena convent. We continue our tour with a visit to Achileion Palace, built by the Empress Elizabeth from Austria . You will have the opportunity to see the museum dedicated to her and Kaiser Wilhelm II.Later drive to Pelekas village where on the top of the hill is the Kaiser throne. This is the place where Kaiser Wilhem II wanted to visit because of the magnificent view of villages hidden in the olive groves or at the top of the hills, the city of Corfu with its castles, the highest mountain of Corfu and deep in the Ionian the blue color of the sea the coastline of mainland Greece. Crossing the Ropa meadow and passing by traditional villages, we reach the picturesque area of Paleokastritsa with crystal clear waters and beautiful bays.There we will visit the  13 th century orthodox monastery.Free time on the main beach where you can have lunch or to take to local boats and visit the caves with turqoise waters.

Korfu: AbenteuerDate, Game and Tour for Friends & Couples

6. Korfu: AbenteuerDate, Game and Tour for Friends & Couples

You will start near the beach of Paleokastritsa. Your smartphone (special app) will guide you on a secret route through this area. This walking trip will become an adventure trip, since You will solve plenty of litttle tasks at each secret location on Your route. All creative tasks, questions and challenges are about You and your relationship to each other. Not only fun for couples - also for good friends. You will learn new things about Yourself. Guaranteed. You will be asked questions how You would act or react in various situations. You will solve semi difficult riddles and you will be forced to act as a team. The dream team. The app will always show you the next location in this part of town and guide you there. At each location the app will present a new task or challenge to You and You collect points for solving the task. No worries: You don`t have to enter any buildings or get in contact with other people. It is all about You as a team. You will explore and visit places where the locals live and hang around. Feel the vibes of this holiday destination and have fun exploring the content of this outdoor-date. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of fun content and a challenge for You as a team.

Korfu: Die verschwundenen Märchen, Family Game and Tour

7. Korfu: Die verschwundenen Märchen, Family Game and Tour

You will start your adventure and walking trip near the beach. Our app in German language will guide you from there. It is a walking trip of about 3 kilometers. You will explore the area and find secret places. You will solve small tasks and challenges as a team and will collect points. You will discover places where exclusive and unpublished fairytales are hiding. You will belong to the small circle of human beings, who are allowed to listen to these great fairyales. This is no joke. These fairytales were never published by the brother Grimm. You will find them and listen to them. And we hope, you will keep the secret. Expect an interactive hiking adventure. You decide about the starting time and you do not have time pressure. This app-guided tour with plenty of interactive content is perfect for families with kids in the age of 6 to 12. Have fun!

Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Shore Excursion

8. Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Shore Excursion

Discover one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu on a private shore excursion from the cruise ship terminal to Paleokastritsa, where Odysseus is said to have disembarked and met Nausicaa for the first time.  Marvel at the 13th-century Monastery of the Virgin Mary upon arrival, and get stunning views of the turquoise waters as you wander around the grounds. Then, explore the Venetian and Byzantine architecture of Corfu's Old Town (also known as Kerkyra). See the ancient castles built on 2 hills to protect the island from the Ottomans. Stroll the charming streets and stone staircases to find old houses, hidden gardens and ancient cellars where you can buy traditional products. Get a friendly welcome from the locals as you immerse yourself in the open-air museum atmosphere, where surprises await on every corner.

Corfu : Half-Day Private Island Custom Tour

9. Corfu : Half-Day Private Island Custom Tour

Take a private tour customized to your preferences and discover Corfu at your own pace. Benefit from a flexible timetable and get picked up at your preferred pickup location and time. Visit the main monuments and sights such as the Achilleion Museum and Palace, famous for its statues and paintings. Learn about the great historical significance of the monument for the island. Discover its rich history and influence on the evolution of Corfu as you wander through its stunning rooms and gardens. Another highlight of Corfu is the famous Palaiokastritsa area where you'll have the opportunity to take a boat trip and cruise out to hidden beaches as well as the island’s famous blue caves. Cool off from the hot Mediterranean weather with a refreshing dip in the sea, or climb up a nearby hill to reach one of the oldest monasteries in Greece and a popular hotspot for tourists thanks to its breathtaking and panoramic views. Last, don't miss a visit to Corfu's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site with imposing fortresses that protect the town. There are many options to choose from as the Old Town offers a range of activities including shopping, museums, churches, and fortresses. There are also traditional factories where you can learn about the process making of local products such as wine, olive oil, and kumquat. If you prefer to relax by the beach, Corfu island offers plenty of beautiful beaches.

Paleokastritsa & Corfu Old Town Private Tour

10. Paleokastritsa & Corfu Old Town Private Tour

Discover Paleokastritsa and the Old Town of Corfu on a private 4-hour tour. After pickup at your hotel, drive to the western part of the island and visit the Monastery of The Virgin Mary in Paleokastritsa. Admire the Greek monastic architecture, stroll through the inner courtyard, and see the Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons in the museum. Take in superb views over the sea, and the rock that is said to be Odysseus' ship turned to stone.   Continue to Corfu Old Town in the north. Visit Esplanade Square (also known as Spianada), the central square of Corfu Town and the largest in the Balkans. Admire the beautiful square, filled with trees and flowerpots. Wander through narrow streets and explore the surrounding buildings. See imposing monuments, and the Venetian fortress that marks the beginning of the modern town. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Three days before our tour we were contacted by Spyros, the driver. The day before he made sure we knew where to meet our guide. Everything went very well. Arina, our guide, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. our best tour of our cruise to date. We highly recommended.

unsere enkelkinder (7 und 10 jahre alt) waren begeistert. wir mussten eine app installieren, aber die anleitung dazu war sehr einfach. die märchen die wir gefunden haben, fanden wir alle toll.

Alles super. Viele unterschiedliche Aufgaben. Die Rätsel sind gut auch für Anfänger geeignet, da man auch Tipps bekommt.

Our guide, Markos, was great and we had a very informative and interesting tour! Thank you for a wonderful day!

das beste outdoor-spiel das wir bisher gespielt haben