The north-western coast of Corfu is home to the beautiful holiday resort of Paleokastritsa with its numerous lovely bays, a lively harbor and beautiful natural surroundings. This place offers stunningly transparent sea water and many secluded rocky coves which are ideal for snorkeling, paddling, scuba diving etc You have also the opportunity to drive by boat, owned or rented to all nearby bays and spend the day by the beach, away from the crowds. Apart from places to swim, there is plenty of accommodation and tourist services along the coast road.
Corfu’s Old Town is a great place to discover for many reasons. It is a great place to visit after you have become tired of beach life and offers several historical buildings of unic architecture, including the two Venetian Fortresses, the Palace of St George and St Michael, a very interesting archaeological museum, the Mon-Repos gardens and many more.
You may easily spend the whole day here walking around the picturesque streets and discovering what they have to offer. Needless to say, Corfu is also a great place to try out Greek and international gourmet cuisine, the local Corfiot food and wine, excellent pastries and exciting night-life.
Kassiopi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Corfu. Unlike the north coast’s beach-focused resorts, Kassiopi is a bustling small town set around a scenic harbour and overlooked by the remains of a Byzantine castle. Kassiopi is an old fishing village which has retained its charm. Although most of the buildings are new it has been developed sympathetically to Corfu’s traditional Ionian architecture. It’s particularly pretty at night with the lights surrounding the horshoe-shaped harbour reflecting in the water.
The Vlacherna Monastery is located a few meters south of Corfu’s international airport and is almost completely surrounded by water. The monastery was built on an islet that is connected to the mainland by a narrow footpath and offers beautiful views over the sea and the picturesque villages along the shore. The runway of Corfu’s international airport begins only a few meters away from here, and incoming planes come incredibly close making the place a very popular spot for photographers.
One of the most commonly photographed places in all of Corfu is the Angelokastro, a stunning Byzantine castle located on an extremely steep cliff above the Ionian Sea, about 10 km away from Paleokastritsa. What used to be an important defensive structure against pirates is today a spectacular place for visitors to explore, especially those adventurous ones.
Porto Timoni Beach is located on Corfu’s western coast and is widely considered one of the island’s best beaches. It is located in a secluded bay that can only be reached on foot or by boat and is surrounded by steep cliffs that give the beach its rugged charm. This twin beach and its surroundings are a real highlight for people in search of untouched nature and there are also several viewpoints here that are great for photography. Due to its remoteness, visiting the beach feels like a real adventure.