The whole Paleokastritsa area has been developed for tourism. There are hotels,
rent rooms and summer apartments. The countryside is magnificent. Apart from the
main beach there are narrow paths leading to other smaller coves, suitable for
bathing. The monastery of the Virgin was founded in 1225, though the building
the visitor sees today dates only from the 18th-19th centuries. There is a museum
with Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons. Legend has it that the small island of
Kolovri at the entrance to the bay is a pirate ship which was turned to stone
by the Virgin Mary, in this way protecting the monastery and the local population.
Aggelokastro is the westernmost outpost of the Despotate of Epirus, to which Corfu
belonged until 1267.
Type of location: Port, Beach, Famous Beach, Beaches under Ministry of Environment Inspection, Blue Flag 2006, Blue Flag 2007, Blue Flag 2008, Blue Flag 2009, Blue Flag 2010, Blue Flag 2011, Blue Flag 2012, Blue Flag 2013