Paleokastritsa is located a little further north of the center of the island on the west coast and is about 25 km far from Corfu town.
It is not only of the most beautiful places of Corfu but also of the Ionian islands. Paleokastritsa has been called the jewel of Corfu, set on a number of bays separated by small promontories, and on the headland farthest out to the sea is the beautiful monastery, still working and occupied by cat loving monks, and containing the famous icon of the Virgin in its church. There are hotels and apartments in Paleokastritsa area to suit all pockets here, and many tavernas and bars strung out along the road, some on the hillside, and others on the water’s edge. Around Paleokastritsa and particularly to the south there are many secluded beaches, hardly accessible or even isolated.