Corfu: Paleokastritsa

Though Paleokastritsa was only a one-day-trip organized by Alpha Kappa Travels, a local travel agency, I think this is actually the day we saw the most during our entire Corfu trip. We started our day at a Kumkwat distillery and moved on to Paleokastritsa.

To start off with the Kuwkwat liquor. This liquor is typical from Corfu and is, contrary to the actual fruit, very sweet due to the amount of syrup added in the production process.  Next we went to Paleokastritsa. Paleokastritsa is a picturesque village and was the first holiday resort in Corfu. There is a lot to see and do in this city and it is impossible to visit everything in only one day. You can visit the caves and see “The blue eye cave”, see the marine life in the submarine or by snorkelling along the cliffs, visit the monastery or the castle and take a look at the reptile house.

We started out with the sea caves, they were not exactly spectacular but the trip was a lot of fun and we also got to see the village from the sea. Afterwards we took some time to do some more snorkelling and in the afternoon we visited the monastery. The monastery on Paleokastritsa is one of the richest monasteries of the island and the exhibit room displays old bibles imbedded with gold.

We finished our Paleokastritsa trip by going to the Bella Vista. Here we ate a nice piece of pie while the fabulous view of the area from above.

 TIP: Alpha Kappa travel agencies is certainly a recommendation for making trips in Corfu. Their trips were well organised, their guides were great and we certainly felt it was worth the price.

TIP: Don’t go to the monastery in the morning, it only opens in the afternoon.

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