Palaiokastritsa

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Palaiokastritsa
39°40.300'N, 019°42.660'E Chart icon.png
lat=39.67167 | lon=19.711 | zoom=15 | y
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The bay of Palaioastritsa

Palaiokastritsa, on the East side of Corfu Island, is the "poster" of the island. It first appeared in a watercolor by Edward Lear and since then is appears in every poster or postcard of Corfu. Unfortunately today this idyllic cove with its tiny island church has been surrounded by monster high-rise hotels. But if you place your camera carefully you too can get a good picture.

Charts

See Corfu.

Weather

Passages

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channel 02, 03, & 64

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Approaching the cove is difficult because of the rocky shoal.

Berthing

Palaiokastritsa harbour is filled with small craft
The harbour from west

Ports

You can either anchor off, if you find room, or go stern-to the quay. The port is full of small rental boats with many mooring lines in the harbour. Only at the end of the breakwater is room for approx 4 yachts. A detached pontoon at its end is an option for overnight. The port offers excellent shelter from any swell direction, but is not well sheltered from strong W-NW.

fee: none

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Amenities

Facilities
Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel Can be ordered by tank wagon (phone number is posted at the harbour entrance
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc..

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

Places to Visit

Near the village there are sea caves. From here it is a 1.5 hour climb (with guide; stout footwear required) to the ruined Angelokastro Castle (13th c; panoramic views). There are also many caves which can be reached by dinghy.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Corfu.

Comments

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