Angelokastro
Angelokastro
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  • jonneeboy
    313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Climb was worth it!
    We combined a visit here with a trip to Paleokastritsa monastery, which you get good views of from the top. After reading other reviews about limited parking, we parked in Krini and walked the hilly 1km to the castle, but we could easily have parked there as we were there quite early, but the car park and the road filled up quickly when more people arrived when we were coming down, but there is also more parking at the top of the hill as you go down to the castle. It’s a steep climb up steps to the castle and hard work on a hot day, but there’s a taverna there so we had a drink afterwards to cool off. The castle itself is largely ruins and involves some scrambling over rocks so with that and the stairs up I would recommend wearing walking boots. At the top there are 2 churches, one of which is underground.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • R_TheReader
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ504 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views from a byzantine ruin
    It takes quite a drive uphill to reach the entrance to Angelocastro, and then you have to climb on foot. But it is absolutely worth it! The walls and some buildings still survive (including a small church still in service). The castle stands at the top of a cliff with views to the blue Ionian Sea at a ragged coast where a few small sandy beaches share the landscape with a rocky relief where the waves crash. Do not miss this!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 October 2023
  • MizzLibra
    Grafenwohr, Germany106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth the hike/climb
    To make the most of our day, we arrived just before 10 AM, whren Angelokastro opens for visitors. Although a few others were just arriving,too, we found a parking spot immediately. In our family , that went on this trip together, we were between 22 years old and pretty fit and late 50s with a health condition affecting stamina and physical fitness. We all made it to the top without entirely being out of breath. And the hike/climb turned out to be well worth it. Besides some ruins to see, you are also rewarded with a breathtaking view over the island of Corfu as well as the Ionian Sea.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 December 2023
  • Spencer C
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic views
    Visited in May which meant parking was no problem. Only one road in and out which is very narrow so a good time to visit Castle itself and the views are something else!!! Well worth the steep walk up. Anyone with nervous disposition to heights may not want to look over the edge and it’s a long drop to the sea!! I had wobbly legs on many occasions!! But still loved it and worth the visit
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2024
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Spencer C
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Visited in May which meant parking was no problem. Only one road in and out which is very narrow so a good time to visit
Castle itself and the views are something else!!! Well worth the steep walk up.
Anyone with nervous disposition to heights may not want to look over the edge and it’s a long drop to the sea!! I had wobbly legs on many occasions!!
But still loved it and worth the visit
Written 11 May 2024
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MizzLibra
Grafenwohr, Germany106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
To make the most of our day, we arrived just before 10 AM, whren Angelokastro opens for visitors. Although a few others were just arriving,too, we found a parking spot immediately.
In our family , that went on this trip together, we were between 22 years old and pretty fit and late 50s with a health condition affecting stamina and physical fitness. We all made it to the top without entirely being out of breath. And the hike/climb turned out to be well worth it. Besides some ruins to see, you are also rewarded with a breathtaking view over the island of Corfu as well as the Ionian Sea.
Written 1 December 2023
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R_TheReader
Rio de Janeiro, RJ504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It takes quite a drive uphill to reach the entrance to Angelocastro, and then you have to climb on foot. But it is absolutely worth it!

The walls and some buildings still survive (including a small church still in service).

The castle stands at the top of a cliff with views to the blue Ionian Sea at a ragged coast where a few small sandy beaches share the landscape with a rocky relief where the waves crash.

Do not miss this!
Written 23 October 2023
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CassimaSK
Bicester, UK212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Bear in mind there are opening hours 10 am-17.30 pm every day apart from Tuesdays (closed) and tickets cost a few euros.
We arrived on a rented car just before 10 and it was a perfect timing. The climb is fairly easy and quite quick.
At the top there are some ruins to check out, small cave churches and a view on Paleokastritsa from a different angle.
Written 5 October 2023
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Magvey
Belgrade, Serbia810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It is very easy to find this attraction. We went there by our car. Exists a parking area down of castle. We bought tickets there and climbed to the sky by stairs. It was plan to record several pictures and video clips by drone there - and we did it. After short climbing we arrived inside of castle. Panoramic view from it is wonderful - and we are recommending visit there. If you want to see short video about this adventure then click to web in my Tripadvisor profile.
Written 22 September 2023
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miriam l
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
view is breathtaking,lovely made from the old times.respect for the the people who built this masterpiece
Written 18 July 2023
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jonneeboy
Wilmslow313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We combined a visit here with a trip to Paleokastritsa monastery, which you get good views of from the top. After reading other reviews about limited parking, we parked in Krini and walked the hilly 1km to the castle, but we could easily have parked there as we were there quite early, but the car park and the road filled up quickly when more people arrived when we were coming down, but there is also more parking at the top of the hill as you go down to the castle. It’s a steep climb up steps to the castle and hard work on a hot day, but there’s a taverna there so we had a drink afterwards to cool off. The castle itself is largely ruins and involves some scrambling over rocks so with that and the stairs up I would recommend wearing walking boots. At the top there are 2 churches, one of which is underground.
Written 1 July 2023
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Mandy G
Basingstoke, UK241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Very pretty walk from the kiosk up to the ruins. It took 10-15 minutes and is not too hard - it was hot but not roasting though. Stunning views from the top, absolutely worth it. I imagine the parking would be very busy in the summer so maybe go early or later.
Written 24 April 2023
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Matthew H
London, United Kingdom27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I did this path last September 2022 when temperatures were good. I am 70 years old and managed it though parts are tricky underfoot and steep. It is easy to Google “Lears Path” and see directions with photos. There are two ways to do this. 1. The whole walk from the village of Paleokastritsa, 90 minutes, up Lear’s Path to Lakones village and then along the main road, turning left through Krini and downhill to the car park where one then has to walk up the steep steps to the castle. I don’t like heights and that climb was a test. Views from the top amazing but dizzying for me. 2. Drive from Paleokastritsa up the newer road to Krini and down the hill to the car park ( you can approach Krini from the other side from Makrades if you are driving from the north). Lear’s path from Paleo is for the main part large stones underfoot which can turn an ankle so do wear good footwear. Other travellers report scorpions or the occasional snake so another reason for good footwear. From Lakones to Krini there is not much in the way of a roadside footpath so be wary of traffic. Recommended? Absolutely. On the road from Lakones to Angelokastro you get amazing views looking south and you can even see the fortress in Corfu Town. As you walk you will catch glimpses of Angelokastro through the trees, just whetting the appetite to finish the walk. There are a few restaurants and cafes on the route from Lakones but take water for the initial walk from Paleo. For the return, care on Lears Path as the stones can be slippy even when dry and the steepness can make it tough on the legs. Alternatively, just follow the new road down from Lakones to Paleo, a longer walk but gentler on the legs. Great walk. I loved it. Green coach from Corfu Town or Gouvia to Paleo is cheap and takes 45 mins/35 mins.
Written 20 March 2023
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Chris
Cambridgeshire, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Steeped in history, and what a rewarding view at the top!

The only thing I’d mention is that some of the ascent is more of a scramble than a walk, and obviously there are no handrails…! I’d prefer it this way personally- it’s not been ruined at all.

However, if you are a little unsteady on your feet or uneasy with heights, then you may wish to consider whether you wish to visit…!
Written 14 November 2022
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