Palaiokastritsa is the name of the most famous picturesque village of the island of Corfu, 26 kilometres northwest of Corfu Town; the village offers many nice taverns overlooking the bay and six sandy and pebble beaches which are scattered all around the area; those beaches are surrounded by olive trees forests and are famous for their dramatic scenery and the beauty of their colours.
This is an upmarket resort best suited to families with older children. The terrain is quite hilly and so may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.
The area has quality hotels and private villas, but with some middlemarket apartment blocks starting to spring up around the area.
There is a monastery, dating from 1228, on the promontory about a mile from the beach. A medieval castle, Angelokastro, overlooks the area, sited on a hilltop which can be reached by a very scenic drive via the village of Lakones, or on foot, though the walk is arduous.
Paleokastritsa is on the north west coast (16 mls NW of Corfu Town and airport). It is set around 6 small, enclosed bays, in hilly terrain, nestled in the folds of steep, verdant slopes of olive and citrus groves.