Paleokastritsa Monastery, Corfu

Built on top of a remote hill, Paleokastritsa Monastery provides a panoramic view of the island and sea. Dating back to 1228, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and has a small museum with rare Byzantine icons, holy books, and other relics. Be sure to view the olive oil press located inside the monastery. Plan to visit Paleokastritsa Monastery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paleokastritsa attractions using our Paleokastritsa online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Paleokastritsa Monastery is incredibly beautiful, close to the seaside resort of Paleokastritsa. The monastery is a small but very charming cloister. There were unfortunately not open in their olive presseri. We came at the wrong time of year. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Monastery is a mandatory stop on corfu. Beautiful gardens, views, is simply an exceptionally long will remain in my memory.
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  • Sun, after that we went to check out, I've been at sunset. We were the last visitors on that day, yet are happy to have seen us. Entry didn't have to pay, however, long skirt and shoulder elfedését expect. Calm, peaceful and picturesque.
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  • This little monastery is such a lovely place to go whilst in Corfu. You can either walk or drive up the steep hill to where it is. (I do recommend walking as there isn't much parking) Once up at the top there is an amazing view and a little walk if you want to venture out to the furthest view point. When visiting the monastery women have to be dress respectful and have there shoulders and knees covered. However don't worry if you don't as the do provide homemade elastic skirts and shawls if needed which you can give back at the end. I definitely recommend seeing the chapel! It will take you breath away and the gardens as well! Definitely a trip that needs to be done in Corfu!
  • View its amazing , difficult to walk up to the hill for older persons
  • We drove up & parked. Lovely monastery & museum. Great view's from the gardens. Women have to cover shoulders & knees. Very interesting walking around the building & grounds. Cafe & restaurant also but we never went in.
  • Very good view and accessible with car.
  • A superb monastery with a panoramic view of the sea.
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