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"Paleokastritsa" Corfu Island Off The Beaten Path Tip by jamiema

Corfu Island Off The Beaten Path: 23 reviews and 41 photos

Don't think the weather always has to be great in Greece to enjoy a day out- the day that we went to Paleokastritsa it was pouring with rain, but we still loved the place and even went for a long swim in the crystal clear waters. One of the highlights of the visit wasn't the beach though, but the beautiful monastery perched above the interlocking coves. The ascent is well worth the effort- on the way up take your time to admire the greenery. We travelled in May and the trees and plant life with their little pink and purple flowers were stunning. On arrival, expect a few others to be there, because unfortunately the monastery is already a little 'discovered' by tourists, but to a damaging effect. Once you've explored the pretty buildings, painted in delicate pastel shades, and maybe even met some of the resident monks, stroll through the gardens full of flora, and take in the fabulous views down to the rocky arches and stacks in the wild coves below, slightly reminiscent of the southern Italian coast with the stunning calm turquoise waters and tumbling bright flowers. Back down at sea level explore some of the beautiful little coves if you have the time; there are so many you may even have one to yourself, especially if it's raining!

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  • Written Feb 14, 2007
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