You will always find a warm welcome in Pelekas, Corfu
Pelekas, its beaches and surrounding area, really does have something for everyone. Sandy beaches and tavernas fringed by timeless olive groves. Water-sports and nightlife. Traditional food and drink. Good accommodation. For more than 30 years Pelekas has been a favourite hideaway for independent holiday makers who return to Corfu year after year. If you are looking for a new holiday destination, either in the quieter months at the beginning and end of the summer, or the livelier days and nights in July and August, then we would recommend Pelekas.
Along the west coast, within easy reach of Pelekas, are some of Corfu's best beaches, with wide stretches of deep, golden sand. Nearest to the village, and accessible via a free minibus service, is the beach of Kontogialos (Pelekas Beach) with its golden sand gently sloping into the sea. There are four tavernas along the beach and a new hotel behind it. The beach can be accessed by one of three roads and there is adequate parking at the northern end. Outside the high season in August it is still a quiet and beautiful spot. The beach is monitored by lifeguards and a warning flag system is in operation. At Ermones (4 km), the Ropa River flows down a valley and out to sea at the place where Odysseus is reputed to have been washed ashore and rescued by Nausica. Situated on a bay, it has a small beach of shingle and pebble. There is a diving school and the whole setting is dominated by a hillside hotel. Nearby Mirtiotissa (3 km) is still described by some enthusiasts as the most beautiful beach in Europe. Sheer cliffs covered with trees and shrubs drop directly to the sand creating a sense of wonderful isolation. At both ends of the long beach curl rocky promontories offering marvellous snorkelling in crystal blue water. Mirtiotissa is unofficially recognized as the island's nudist beach. A winding road from Pelekas drops down to Glyfada (2 km). Against a backdrop of crumbling cliffs with rock formations at either end, this large sandy beach is one of the finest and most popular on the island. Swimming is superb; the water is initially shallow, but deepens farther out and there can be a strong undercurrent at the northern end (as on many beaches along the west coast). Swimmers must obey the safety flag if it is flying. Glyfada is also served by a free minibus from Pelekas. Gialiskari (2 km) is a small, protected, sandy beach situated between Kontogialos and Agios Giordis. Pine trees come right down to the water's edge. Two tavernas provide meals and local wine.
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