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Welcome to Paleokastritsa


This large holiday resort area is on the west coast of Corfu island about 16 miles (26km) from Corfu Town and consists of six beautiful coves with sandy beaches, surrounded by green forests and olive trees. The local tavernas, clustered around the waterfront, are renowned for serving up the town's delicious lobster catches, and there are a few bars and clubs that provide after hours entertainment. There is a monastery, dating from 1228, on the promontory about a mile from the beach with a surprisingly nice selection of gifts and handcrafted souvenirs. A medieval castle, Angelokastro, overlooks the area, sitting on a hilltop which can be reached by a very scenic drive via the village of Lakones, or on foot, though the walk is arduous. There are several nearby villages worth exploring, and Paleokastritsa is a good base from which to explore Corfu.

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Greek is the national language, but English is widely spoken.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.

Nymphes is a big village with a unique and colourful history. Legend has it that the mythical nymphs would come to bathe in the village's waterfalls, giving lucky humans a chance to catch a glimpse. Nowadays you can still enjoy the scenic waterfalls and wells in this lush setting, as well as visiting the nearby monastery of Askitario and Agriculture Co-operative that produces fruit, liqueurs and sweets.

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