Palaiokastritsa Tourism

Greece is a lovely country to be in. Corfu Town stands out for its amazing cuisine which distinctly differs from the rest of the Greek Cuisine. Palaiokastritsa is a part of this town and offers you the very famous monastery. Apart from which you can also undertake a lot of water sports and activities and spend roughly a week or so just exploring the beaches. While in Greece, do make it a point to come to this beautiful town and also witness the Bella Vista.

The history of this town is not very well known, but it is known to be a Byzantine settlement which was in the ancient times located between Alipa and Saint Spyridon bays. The date of establishment cannot be traced, even though this Byzantine settlement was quite big. Even the community was quite prosperous and in the olden times, the area was called Paleopoli. It used to have four churches in the past out of which the ruins of two of them can still be found.

The name of Palaiokastritsa means old castle in Greek and indicates the existence of an old Castle, which is said to be present on the hillside where the famous Monastery of Theotokos is situated today. It is also contemplated that the name was first given to the Monastery after which the name of the city was copied.

Essential travel information and Palaiokastritsa tips for your visit

Time Zone

  • Time zone- EET (UTC+2)
  • Summer (DST)- EEST (UTC+3)


  • Euro is the followed currency here.

Electricity and Internet

  • Greece has 220-volt, 50 cycle AC electric current. Internet is not fast enough as it is a small town although available in most places.


  • The Greek language is the most widely spoken language here. Even knowing basic phrases can invite a really enthusiastic welcome. You can make your way through in English too.


Some useful telephone numbers

  • Directory Inquires-131
  • Police-100
  • Tourist Police-171
  • Ambulance-166
  • Fire Brigade-199
  • Roadside Assistance-104

Tourist Traps

  • Taxis are fairly cheap, although you will be charged extra for trips to or from the airport or ferry terminal. Insist that all fares are shown on the meter.


  • If you are invited to someone's house for a drink, a meal, or to spend the night do not offer money, no matter how poor the people may be. The suggestion of payment is offensive. Instead offer a gift for the family or for the children.
  • Nude sun bathing is considered inappropriate unless you are on a designated nude beach or in a remote area where you are not be likely to be seen. Topless sunbathing is common in the summer. No one will fine you, but you may offend some people.


  • Service is always included in restaurant bills and hotel bills but it is customary to tip the waiter or chambermaid if you are satisfied with the service.
  • Know the pollution level of Palaiokastritsa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Palaiokastritsa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Palaiokastritsa.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14.42 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 8 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 14.42 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 30.21 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.19 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 88.46 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 10.58 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Palaiokastritsa is 165.78 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 82.8 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 94.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.87 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 56.44 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 48.19 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.96 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.93 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Palaiokastritsa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.37 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.09 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.89 USD

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