Palaiokastritsa Monastery

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  • Address: Palaiokastritsa, Greece
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +30-2662041210
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery

Palaiokastritsa Monastery - Review

Built in 1228, the Theotokos Monastery was actually built in the year 1228. It is dedicated to Panagia (the Virgin Mary in local language). Even though it was built in the 13th century, but the buildings built today are from the 18th century. This monastery is the perfect example of classic Greek monastic architecture. It is now home to several monks whom you can easily see and even talk to once you go inside. You will come across a small museum which displays various Byzantine & post-Byzantine icons, sacred books, other religious relics and most importantly a very well preserved mammoth skeleton.

You should also definitely check out the working traditional olive oil press which the monks use quite frequently.

Palaiokastritsa Monastery Information

  • One important point to remember is that this is a working monastery, so there is a strict dress code.
  • Ladies should have their shoulders covered & short shorts are frowned upon inside the buildings. If you visit the Monastery late on in the day.
  • Don't forget your camera as the sunset views over the ocean are amazing!

Palaiokastritsa Monastery Ticket Prices

  • Free entry. Donations are welcome.

How To reach Palaiokastritsa Monastery by Public Transport

  • Drive upto the monastery. Follow the road as far as you can into Palaiokastritsa and you will reach a hill.

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TripHobo Highlights for Palaiokastritsa Monastery

  • Palaiokastritsa Monastery Address: Palaiokastritsa, Greece
  • Palaiokastritsa Monastery Contact Number: +30-2662041210
  • Palaiokastritsa Monastery Timing: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Palaiokastritsa Monastery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Palaiokastritsa Monastery(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Palaiokastritsa Monastery: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Palaiokastritsa include Palaiokastritsa Monastery in their plan

  • 51.89% of people start their Palaiokastritsa Monastery visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Palaiokastritsa Monastery

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palaiokastritsa Monastery

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Palaiokastritsa Monastery, Palaiokastritsa Reviews

  • A beautiful monastery and great views to match. To reach the monastery, we walked about 15 minutes up a somewhat steep hill, or you can find a taxi that will take you there. The monastery houses less than twenty monks and is beautiful in its simplicity and grace. The views from the top are picture postcard perfect. There is a small store which sells a few items, including olive oil from their own olive trees.

  • Really beautiful to walk around in it for a bit. It is not very big, but the views are gorgeous. For the ladies, you need to dress properly. Can be very crowded with all the tourists. If you love to see places like these, i would recommend to go here as well!

  • Monastery is so unique. Blessed place beautiful and full of Grace. In monastery church you can see lots of icons. The monk gives you candle when you approach. They have nice store of religious staff and very helpful boy works there.

  • Great place to experience the atmosphere of a Greek monastery and the beautiful west coast of Corfu. The challenge is to arrive there when it is not crowded by 1000s of bus tourists that arrive there between 10 am and 3 pm. Take also the time to stay in the small cafe nearby and enjoy the view!

  • Road was under construction, so bus couldn't drive directly to it, but you can drive with your own car if you want. I would suggest going by foot if you can, because you can stop whenever you want and see the beautiful view from the side of the road.

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