Paleokastritsa Beach

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Paleokastritsa Beach
4.5
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ivana y
Plovdiv, Bulgaria12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
So beautiful - turquoise water, perfect for snorkeling - lots of fish to see. The first beach is over crowded but I was nicely surprised that the Aquarium have sunbeds and parasols. It costs only 5\7.5 euros per person and the best thing is you can use it for drinks and food at the bar so they are basically for free. We could easily find free ones on a Monday - not sure about the weekend. The bus stop for A9 is just between the two small beaches and it is very convenient.
Written August 25, 2021
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MJG
Exeter, UK42 contributions
Aug 2021
Beautiful place to visit if not staying there as very picturesque.
Would recommend to go early and park in main car park down between the 2 main bays which then looks up to the monastery and at 4 euros for the day is cheap but does get full by 12ish I recon.
Few touristy shops and tavernas to eat at but lovely to swim in the crystal clear water of the bays and you can hire pedalo's and boats to.
Written August 17, 2021
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Ian S
6 contributions
Sep 2021
We swam here many times during our stay. As with probably every accessible beach in the whole Mediterranean, it can get crowded; even in September, when we were there. I preferred to swim earlier in the day, while beach spots were still available and before the daily film of sun-oil began to accumulate on the water surface. As I say, this is unavoidable, it is not a feature of Agios Spiridon beach as such. With that proviso, it is a lovely place to swim in the warm Med. The water really does have that ultramarine clarity the photos suggest. The deep bay between olive-wooded hills provides shelter from the wind, while still allowing in plenty of sun. The beach itself is sand, with occasional stones which come in handy for weighting the corners of your towel. :) The sand extends more or less to waist depth, but from there I recommend you swim to pass over a belt of rocks. (Standing on these is probably not a good idea because sea urchins lurk here and there among them.) Fresh water showers are available, also change cabins, and there are many adjacent places to have lunch and enjoy the view.
Written October 1, 2021
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BVRUK
London, UK57 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
This is not a review of the beach but to warn you not to hire a car with Paleo Car Rentals - go to an official company with a good reputation. My friend and I had an awful experience here. The man running the place was as nice and friendly as could be until we came to return the car. Due to the condition of the roads in Corfu we did scratch the car and fully admitted to this and offered to pay for the damage. Despite this the man became increasingly confrontational and aggressive. He argued that he had arranged for another customer to pick the car up on the same day and now this wouldn’t be possible. We asked him why as the damage was only surface level, and he started shouting and pointing in our faces! He said he had given us his best car (not what we had requested) and that we should have only driven it on main roads (of which there is only one in Corfu). The car was a 20 year old Nissan Micra that had already seen better days so this didn’t really ring true. He then took my friend on a moped to a separate location and demanded she pay €300 for the damage, which is probably all that the car is worth. To be honest, whilst this is clearly an absolute rip off, if it’s in the contract then fine. My biggest issue was the aggressive manner in which he spoke with us and his inability to conduct a reasonable conversation, or to provide an explanation for the cost of the damages. Hiring a car is a good way to explore Corfu but just bear in mind that the roads are not in the best condition, and find a company with a better reputation!
Written August 25, 2020
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anyonethere
Swansea, UK128 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Was recommended by a local to visit.
While parking the car at the top of the beach we saw a shop selling boat trips.
Only one family allowed per boat, captain wore a mask and was a real gentleman.
We had a great lunch with a fantastic view where the trip starts from first then enjoyed the trip around the caves and spend a lovely 90 mins on the more remote beach swimming and snorkelling.
(We could choice our return time but no amenities there.)
This beach i am reviewing however was also very pretty (but only saw from our restaurant in the end due to the lure of the boat trips)
Written August 30, 2020
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Borislav L
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Absolutely crowded! We paied 15 euros for 1st line sundebs and umbrella, only to see that 10 minutes after we paid they placed chairs in front of us. Not to mention that by noon we were overran by the endless flow of people. Worst beach on Corfu. Water is great, really scenic but this does not compensate for the lame beach line. Don't visit!
Written August 29, 2021
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HelsBels96
18 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
We took the 9A bus from just outside of Corfu town to the beach. It was 2.30 euro one way, taking just under an hour. Be careful the times aren’t very regular, maybe one an hour. Took us directly to the beach, which was a little small but no problem getting a space. The views are stunning, you could look at it all day! Two beds and a parasol cost 12 euro for the full day. Beach is primarily sandy but a few rocks here and there. A couple of places to eat but we didn’t try any, except a ice cream shop before we went, yum! There are some small shops for drinks and snacks too. No public toilet as far as we were aware, just the restaurant ones. Little signal so be prepared for no internet! There were also some pedal boats to rent, which were about 10 euro for an hour. It was pretty windy when we went but still very fun. Had a great day, definitely worth the trip!!
Written September 16, 2020
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Holly S
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
If you get to this beach very early, it is very pretty. However don’t bother if it’s after 11. It’s so crowded it’s hard to even walk. Also boats and swimmers share the same water which seemed incredibly dangerous and no life guards were present. Also whatever you do DO NOT go on the cave tours run by the men directly on the beach. Huge scam. We didn’t see a single cave and the boat nearly tipped 3x. They claimed we couldn’t see the caves due to the “weather” yet failed to disclose this before we got on the boat and had advertised that we would be going to the caves. Scam artists and not worth your safety. I’m sure there are safer and better options for cave tours then the men on the beach. The photo is of the receipt we got from the boat company. We aren’t sure what the name of the company is.
Written August 5, 2021
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dianepb
Northwich, UK503 contributions
Sep 2021
I am not sure why this beach is described as lovely, it probably depends on what you like. There seemed to be a few bays some pretty, some not. all very crowded and this was September. There are much nicer coves on Corfu. We ended up getting a sunbed at the Aquarium the pricing/deals we found very confusing. We did go for a walk over the cliffs which was strenuous but there were good views and a few cafes on route to stop for a break
Written October 29, 2021
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Hilary E
43 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Big disappointment. Small crowded beach in all 5 bays. Place is one big car park. View from monastery is good but there are lots of other places in corfu with good views. Buildings have no planning and a lot of it was scruffy as are a lot of places in Corfu.
Written September 14, 2021
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