Pelekas Village

The village of Pelekas

Pelekas can be found on the West coast of Corfu, just 12 kilometres west from Corfu (Kerkyra) town.
It is a picturesque village set on a rocky hill (272 m. high, ~500 inhabitants), whose summit according to the Corfiots say – is the best place to watch the sun go down.

Full of life

There are several tavernas and cafes plus numerous shops and tourist agencies and a bus runs regularly to Pelekas beach from the main square.
Not far from Pelekas in the Rope Valley is situated Corfu’s excellent golf course.

Spectatular sunsets

Above the village is the Kaisers Lookout where Kaiser Wilhelm II frequently went to admire the spectacular sunsets off the west coast.
The majestic view from the peak incorporates not only the evergreen northern and eastern side of the island, the rugged south-west coast, but also where you can enjoy the magnificent setting sun, disappearing into the crystal clear Ionian sea.

The beaches

Pelekas, boasts some of the most beautiful beaches of western Corfu, famous for the crystal clear shallow water and the golden sandy beaches.

Pelekas beaches

  • Pelekas beach (Kontogialos): It is a miniature of Glyfada beach with fine sand, and in the surrounding area there are wonderful tavernas & cafes. It features good watersport oppertunities. Sunbeds and umbrellas available for rent on the beach.
  • Glyfada beach: A long sandy beach with bars open all day, hotels, restaurants and lots of people, popular particularly with the young.
  • Gialiskari: A small bay full of pine trees leading right down to the seashore and the picturesque sandy beach and huge rocks at the opening of the bay, with a few tavernas.
  • Myrtiotissa: On the southern edge of the area bordering with Vatos is this beautiful beach surrounded by pine trees and rocks the perfect shelter for nudists and lovers of nature.