Located in the north-western corner of Greece, Corfu, in Greek called Kerkira, is the second largest island in the group known as the Seven Islands, or Eptanisa.
Never under occupation by the Ottoman empire, Corfu is rich in history with Venetian influence. Bearing reference to that past, a wide variety of sights of cultural interest is available for the visitor to enjoy. More info
Corfu has a length of 40 miles and a width varying between two and a half and eighteen miles. The population totals 93,000 people, with Corfu town having 35,000 inhabitants.
With over three million olive trees (cultivation encouraged during the Venetian period by giving 12 gold pieces for every 100 olive trees planted) Corfu is the greenest island of Greece. Because of its mild and moderate climate Corfu is a popular destination among the Greeks. Due to its microclimate, it could be said that Corfu is in bloom year-round. Unlike other parts of Greece where any greenery withers and dries up in the summer months, in Corfu it remains fresh throughout the year.
Corfu has one of the most splendid coastal sceneries and beaches among the Greek islands.
The beautiful Pelekas beach (Kontogialos Beach) is a few meters away from our villas and apartments. The beach consistently wins the Blue Flag eco-label award. more info
Pelekas village is located on the west coast of Corfu, just 12 kilometers from Corfu town. It is a picturesque village set on a rocky hill, whose summit according to what Corfiots say – is the best place to watch the sun go down. Just below the village Kallisto Corfu Resorts is located.
Being one of the most attractive old towns of Greece, Corfu town features some stunning historic sites and creates a unique atmosphere.
The town is a maze of cobbled narrow streets dominated by the 16th century fortress. Around every corner, there is a chapel, an old mansion or a secret garden square.
The narrow streets are home to small shops of every commercial nature, dominated by the ‘gold shops’. Among the bustle, look out for those shops and stalls selling local items like wild honey, fig cakes and handmade lace.
The old town was laid out by the Venetians in the 14th century and features alleys lined with multi-storey, coloured buildings with red tiled roofs, creating a charming scene.
The central place for all activities is the Liston, an arcaded row of cafes and restaurants.
Above the village is the Kaisers Lookout where Kaiser Wilhelm II frequently went to admire the spectacular sunsets off the west coast.
The peak affords majestic views of the evergreen northern and eastern sides of the island, the rugged south-west coast, and the magnificent setting sun going down into the crystal-clear Ionian Sea.
There are several tavernas and cafes plus numerous shops and tourist agencies. A bus runs regularly to Pelekas beach from the main square.
Not far from Pelekas is situated Corfu’s excellent golf course, in the Rope Valley.
Pelekas boasts some of the most beautiful golden sandy beaches of western Corfu, famous for the crystal clear shallow waters.
Pelekas beach (Kontogialos) is 200 meters away from Kallisto villas and apartments.
It is a miniature of Glyfada beach with fine sand and features good watersport opportunities-sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent on the beach.
In the surrounding area there are wonderful tavernas & cafes.
A long sandy beach with bars open all day, restaurants and lots of people, popular particularly with the young.
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.
On the southern edge of the area bordering with Vatos is this beautiful beach surrounded by pine trees and rocks the perfect shelter for lovers of nature.