Paleokastritsa is a location on the North West part of Corfu Island. Sea waters over here are particulary clean and fresh cause of the frequent NW streams & winds while their color is deep blue cause of the depth, which can arrise as much as 25 meters in certain points. These factors assure the casual trek swimmer that enjoyment in the sea is guaranted.
This swim is about completing a big circle all around Paleokastritsa beaches, caves & rocks while visiting the very small isle of Skeloudi, a very well know place for scuba divers.
The Skeloudi isle / rock has two sides. One is shallow and the other is really deep, giving the swimmer the opportunity to look down into all the different palettes of deep blue color. The rock of that isle penetrates the sea onto the ocean's bottom, being an extremely sight seeing by its own. This is actually the place that most of the scuba divers visit for their big adventure. The small isle is at least 200m from the closest rock shore while it's circumference is about 450m. From this isle we will be in position to look to Angelokastro, a knight's castle built in the 11th century on the highest rock of the area.
Leaving Skeloudi behind us, we will be swimming towards the shore and the big rock that holds the monastery of Virgin Mary on the top. Two hundred meters of deep ocean under us will give an almost freezing effect while tons of water are lying bellow. We are actully heading to the most know beach of Paleokastritsa, the Agios Spiridon beach, where the most of the tourists take their baths. In the bay of that beach we will visit an attraction, a big cave. While the most of the tourists apporach this site only by boats, we, on the other hand, will have the privilige to swim in it.
What follows next is the crossing of the bay, side to side, loooking for more rock shore to discovre new colors and uneaven bottom.
Lifeguard escort and RESCUE BOAT will provided for the swim.