Oct 28, 2015

Corfu, Greece: Paleokastritsa Beach


This was my first experience ever laying on a beach in Greece. Well, sort of. We waded into the water on a resort beach in Mykonos a few cruises prior, but this was our first true beach day on a Greek Island. After finding the best bird's-eye views of Paleokastritsa Beach from above, we finally made it full circle and spread out our beach towels on the shell-laden sand. It was a hot day. Hotter than I expected Corfu to be in mid-May, but much welcomed compared to the chilly days we had still been having back in Germany during that time of year. The beach was small, just a cove maybe a fraction of the size of a long stretch of North Carolina beach line. But that water! The prettiest turquoise blue I had seen in a long while. That in itself was worth the whole cruise! This little beach cove was perfectly Greek...the fishing boats, the tanning locals, and beautiful scenery all around. Even a quiet seaside restaurant serving fresh seafood, gyros (my favorite!) and generous slices of homemade baklava. We spent a good bit of our afternoon in and out of the water and in and out of the restaurant noshing on local wine and spanakopita. It was one of those experiences you feel lucky to be a part of the whole time you're experiencing it. Do you know that I mean? I kept looking over the water thinking, "I'm not sure what I did to deserve to be here right now, but thank goodness I am!" Greece is definitely a favorite of mine, forever and always.

If you find yourself with a few hours (or days) to kill in Corfu, make some time for a lazy beach day. Paleokastritsa might not be the most hopping beach town full of bars and water sports, but it's just sweet enough to make a weary traveler thankful to be traveling.


6 comments:

  1. How beautiful!!! That water is amazing and the location looks so relaxing.

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  2. greece looks good on you two. we were just talking 4th anniversary trip destinations in april..i might need be calling for your expertise!

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  3. Congratulations on your baby girl!! I followed your adventures when you lived in Germany. I loved reading about the places you went to and all your beautiful pictures! I thought I'd never see many of the places you went to - but I was wrong! My husband won a cruise to the Greek Isles and we sail in May. It'll be a crazy month as our daughter is marrying a USAFA cadet the weekend after graduation.
    Thank you for taking the time to write all your tips and recommendations. I contacted St James Spa for a Day Pass and cannot wait to spend the afternoon there! We'll be going to Dubrovnik, Corfu, Kotor, and Santorini as well. My hubby isn't sure about the donkey ride 😄 God bless you and your family

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  5. Wow. Greece truly is heaven on earth. I have always been mesmerised by the colour of the water in Greece and nearby Cyprus. The blue colour seems so relaxing and easy on the eyes. I have been planning for a long time to go to Greece and Cyprus, as I have heard its not to heavy on the pocket. Will definitely be going for my Honeymoon to somewhere in Greece, most probably Santorini.

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