Paleokastritsa is located on the northwest coast of Corfu, 25 km from Corfu town. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu.
You shouldn't miss to visit the famous historic monastery of Panagia Palaiokastritissa with Byzantine icons kept in the sacristy, founded in 1225. The Monastery stands on a sheer hillside full of wild trees and olive trees facing the deep blue sea.
Corfu Old Town
Surrounded by the sea, the old town of Kerkyra is closed between the two ancient fortresses. Built on a promontory, the town displays a unique architecture of ancient Venetian and Byzantine art. You will fascinated by the narrow, cobblestone streets- known as kantounia- where you can enjoy your walk, buy local and handmade products, or taste authentic greek and corfian food.
The paved streets and the ancient buildings will bring you to the beautiful Esplanade (also called Spianada), which is the largest square in the Balkans and the famous Liston where all the social life of the island is gathered. Little further from Liston you will meet St. Spyridon 's church, the island's patron saint, where his remains can be found in the church behind the Alter.
Liston was constructed in 1807 during French rule, it was inspired by the Rue Rivoli in Paris. When first constructed only the noblemen, the Libro Dí Oro, were allowed to enter and walk along the street and under the arches and a special list ensured this area was kept elite. It is located in the heart of the island next to the square of Esplanade and consists the trademark of the island, as is attracting the interest both locals and tourists. It is the most famous place in Corfu where you can make a walk under the impressive arcades and the big laterns or enjoy your coffee, as the place now hosts lots of cafes.
Pontikonisi Island is situated just south of Corfu town near the resort of Perama and Kanoni, it is a small island which houses the Byzantine church of Pantokrator, which was built in the 11th or 12th century.
Pontikonisi is a verdant little island, where lots of people visit it, as it is among the most popular tourist attractions of Corfu. According to the legend the boat of Odysseus was turned into this island by Poseidon. It means mouse island, as from afar or from the sky the shape of the island looks like a mouse.
The access to the island is made only by boat.
The Achilleion Palace is located in the Village of Gastouri, 10 kmís south west of the town of Corfu.
It is an impressive palace on the the top of a green hill which overlooks the Corfu town. The palace built by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi as a summer palace. The central theme is Achilles, the mythical greek hero.
The palace is surrounded with classic Greek statues ,paintings and statues of Achilles abound. The Achillion offers a unique sense of peace to the visitor with the stunning view, the amazing art works from various artists in the interior of the palace, but also the fascinating gardens outside with the marble and bronze statues.
Argyrades is a small traditional settlement situated 40min from Corfu town. It is a picturesque village with narrow streets and well preserved houses that remain until today and give the place its characteristic traditional style. Take your time to explore this rural setting, with the natural beauty, the green surrounding and enjoy the real greek hospitality. The village has some nice small cafes and tavernas, but also you can find some local shops in the main street.
SAINT GEORGE SOUTH
It is located in the southwest of Corfu,about 45 minutes from the airport. It is an ideal place for those who are seeking for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. You can find a wide selection of restaurants and bars. The resort has one of the finest beach in Corfu with a long sandy beach. If you are looking for long walks or cycling, then this is the right place for you, as Saint George South is surrounded by olive groves creating an idylling setting rigrht next the sea.