Angleokastro

  • Open Tuesday – Sunday from 08:00-20:00
  • Admission: €2 per person

Located approximately 6km from Paleokastritsa is Angelokastro, a spectacular Byzantine castle perched on a steep hill roughly 150m above sea level. Getting to Angelokastro couldn't be easier, although it's too far to walk. Just drive through Lakones, onto Makardes and after you pass the shops, bear left and follow the signs. This castle was built in the 13th century by Michael Angelos, despot of Epiros and has provided much needed shelter for the local population during many invasions over the years. The climb up to the castle is steep and rugged so make sure you have good footwear, but be assured, it'll be worth it. The views from the top are amazing and on a clear day you can see Corfu town, some 25km away to the South East.


Once at the top, you'll find a small church to the South of the castle which was dedicated to the archangel Michael. To the west there is what appears to be a cemetery, with graves carved out of the rock – the origin and intention of these remain unknown to this day. On the lower level of the castle is a small church carved into the rock. It is literally pitch black inside this church, but take some pictures with your camera and flash – you'll notice some old paintings on the walls.