Paleokastritsa is a fairly upmarket resort that suits families; especially those with older children. The resort can be fairly hilly in places so you may not find it suitable if you have mobility difficulties. The transfer time for this resort can be anything from 40 minutes to 1 hour and a half, depending on how you are travelling to the resort and if there are many drop-off's on the way. Either way, you have plenty of time to look around at the surrounding scenery that Corfu has to offer as well as gain an understanding of the location of the resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. The main beach at the resort is covered with golden sand leading down to the crystal clear waters edge. All beaches are public, the hotels tend to have more sunbeds and parasols available in their secluded coves. There are a number of self-catering apartments and all-inclusive hotels in the resort offering 3-5-star accommodation.
Paleokastritsa has a wide number of water sports available such as scuba diving, surfing, snorkelling, windsurfing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, paragliding, sailing, swimming and even glass-bottomed boat trips. If you prefer to stay away from the water then why not go on a walk through the resort where you will benefit from a number of fine views. There is also a very historical monastery that was founded in 1228 for you to see. A good excursion to go on is to Aghios Georgios which you can reach by water-taxi. Here, you will find a brilliant water park that is fun for all the family. Another excursion that you can try is to Corfu Town where you will be able to experience some brilliant shopping and sightseeing.
Paleokastritsa has a number of restaurants for you to choose from. There is mainly traditional Greek cuisine and seafood, although you will also find Chinese, Italian and British options. The resort is not very lively at night, however there are still a few bars, taverns and discos for you to enjoy. Here you may find music and cocktails but nothing is open through the night. Shopping in the resort is basic with a few souvenir shops and supermarkets. Taking a trip to Corfu Town should be done if you want some serious shopping. Public transport in the resort is fairly good with buses taking you to resorts such as Corfu Town. During the high seasons there are normally around 8 buses per day.
There are around 300 days of sunshine in the resort of Paleokastritsa. Summer temperatures have been known to reach above 30°C, with the hottest month being July, closely followed by August. You will see around 13 hours of sunshine a day at peak times, with the temperatures remaining at a comfortable level thanks to the coastal breeze. December and January are colder, however temperatures are still at around 12-15°C. Rain only occurs in the winter months from November onwards. The summers in Paleokastritsa are long, hot and dry, with September and October still seeing temperatures of around 25°C. The sea temperatures are quite warm in the summer but will cool down at night. It can be slightly cooler in the north than in the south.