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Paleokastritsa Monastery, Corfu

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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. Add Paleokastritsa Monastery to your Paleokastritsa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Paleokastritsa trip builder.
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  • Attention to the lunch break between 13 - 15. Then, the monastery is closed. Otherwise beautiful area with stunning views. Who comes with the PW not despair and boot up. Has some PP above. left of the bus PP additional PP.
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  • It is a place of all enormously ornate beauty even in this season with great views, a very interesting Museum, the small church and besides it's free so don't hesitate not and on and off by the heights of Lakones enjoy views truly breathtaking and small perched villages where people spend just between 2 houses.
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  • you normally go up on your transport but unfortunately there was a problem with the road when we visited.But we walked up which only took about ten minutes the down side for us it was pouring down,how...  read more »
  • Recommended. Must see part of history. Great view and nice village/beach at the bottom of the hill.
  • Winter and Summer it is very nice there. Phantastic View.
  • Nice monastery to look around. Closed between 1 and 3pm. You can drive most of the way up.
  • Stunning monastery from the 13th century in pristine state, on top of a hill overlooking Paleokastritsa harbour, offering stunning vistas. One can drive to the top, but walking was a great option last June, as the smell of the flowers along the road was impressive. Entry is free, with an on-site gift shop (locally produced olive oil was on sale) and a museum featuring original religious items. The overall atmosphere of calm contemplation impressed us - enhanced by soft, religious music at several locations. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful view and beautiful monastir
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