Following the Emperor’s trace
If you prefer a relaxing holiday away from the tourist masses, but still close enough to the bustling city life, the little village of Pelekas and it’s surrounding area is the place for you. About 15 kilometres from Corfu Town, situated on Corfu’s west coast you will find this idyllic mountain village. With a population of roughly 500 residents, Pelekas used to be an insider tip for Hippies, and still today it has a magic appeal to tourists with a knack for the unusual. Watching the sun set from the tip of the mountain has always been breathtaking experience, which even the German Emperor Wilhelm II sought after on a regular basis. This is why today this point of interest is called the “Emperor’s Throne”.
Pelekas offers a very beautiful and clean sand beach that is ideal for swimming. Hidden from the usual tourist spots, Pelekas Beach, known to the locals as Kontogialos, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. Crystal clear waters with a shallow decline and smooth sand, looked after by life-guards during the summer months, this beach is perfect for young and old.
Further beaches nearby include Yialiskari-Beach, Glifada, and Mirtiotissa.