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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  • The expectation of this 18th century convent is not true. Of course, it houses a few notable icons, but the whole gives a picture of neglect. The comments about the small museum in one of the outbuildings seem to me to be exaggerated. Nevertheless it remains interesting to feel the atmosphere of this old monastery, which still a nine monks. Purely coincidentally we witnessed a laying on of hands (or was it a confession with goose ritual), not intended for public. Starting from this monastery, magnificent panoramic views.
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  • great part with view to a very beautiful monastery. is that it should go to a tourist season that is all open. intended and a gross Brown offers you views
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  • Monastery located on the most different of paleokastritsa, forbidden for women with legs out or costume, the entry provides veils to cover himself, all pretty, with beautiful sea view
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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!
  • 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.
  • Nice place with a great view. Especially sunsets are stunning. Anyway you can find a lot of trashes in some places.
  • The Monastery of Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa is small and beautiful. The church of the monastery is full with painted icons and frescos covering the walls and ceiling. There is a small ecclesiastical museum with rare Byzantine icons, holy books and other relics. Inside the monastery, there is a traditional olive oil press and a shop with traditional products and hand made crafts. The surrounding provides some great sea views. Women should have their shoulders covered and no shorts. If possible, visit as early as possible to avoid the large crowd
  • Although visited by many tourists this place still has a real peace about it. There was restoration work taking place at the time, good to see it being well upkept.

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Lavish hotels draw well-heeled travelers to Paleokastritsa, but this busy resort town also offers plenty of affordable lodgings for budget-conscious visitors. The town's small inns provide access to outdoor pools, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary parking at a fraction of the price charged by the area's big hotels. You can also visit Paleokastritsa's beaches from a comfortable base in nearby Corfu Town, which boasts a greater variety of good-value hostels and low-cost apartments.
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