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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.

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Time Zone

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

Currency

  • 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.

Languages

  • 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.

Security

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.

Customs

  • 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.

Tipping

  • 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.
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Facts and Stats for Palaiokastritsa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Palaiokastritsa

    Know the pollution level of Palaiokastritsa before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Palaiokastritsa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Palaiokastritsa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Palaiokastritsa.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 8.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 27.63 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85.71 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20 (Low)
  • Living in Palaiokastritsa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Palaiokastritsa is 169.87 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 81.44 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 94.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.69 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.57 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.99 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Palaiokastritsa

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.65 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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