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Pelekas Beach

Delight in a combination of relaxed beach life, countryside walks, Greek culture and nightlife at this beach on the west coast of Corfu.

Pelekas Beach is a quintessential Corfu beach resort, with alluring turquoise water, spectacular sunsets, watersports, traditional taverns, scenic landscapes and local festivals. The beach became popular as a hippy hangout in the 1960s. Appreciate its wide stretch of golden sand that slopes gently into the Ionian Sea. Today it attracts a mix of backpackers, couples and young families. 

Rent a sun lounger and umbrella from one of several points along the beach. If you’re energetic, try various watersports, including parasailing and water-sled rides. Join a snorkeling or scuba diving excursion and discover the fascinating sea life that inhabits the offshore rocks. 

Take a gentle stroll to the southern end of the beach and explore the small fishing harbor. Check out the rickety boats and watch local fishermen bringing in the day’s catch. Find a handful of long-established taverns along the beachfront. Sample delicious Corfiot cuisine such as bourdeto, which is a peppery fish stew. The taverns’ outdoor seating areas are great for watching the sunset.

Be sure to visit the village of Pelekas, about a 10-minute walk uphill from the beach. Wander around the flower-filled narrow streets to spot elegant archways, quaint churches and simple Greek homes. The streets spread out from a central square, surrounded by a lively collection of taverns, cafés and bars. In August the square springs to life with the Pelekas Festival, an event that celebrates the Virgin Hodegetria. Join the locals in a festivity of music, dance and street food. 

Visit the Costume Museum to see displays of traditional outfits from the Greek islands and mainland, many from the 19th century. Alternatively, explore the lush countryside that surrounds the beach and village. Follow the marked trails that form part of the Corfu Trail, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) of trails that wind around Corfu’s rural areas.

Pelekas Beach is about a 30-minute drive from Corfu Town. Public buses run regularly between the two destinations. Parking is available, for a fee, close to the beach, although spaces are limited. A free shuttle-bus operates between the beach and village.


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Mayor Pelekas Monastery
Mayor Pelekas Monastery

Mayor Pelekas Monastery

Pelekas Beach, Corfu, Corfu Island
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Corfu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pelekas Beach and Glyfada Beach. Ermones Beach and Myrtiotissa Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Beach House Tolis at Pelekas Beach
    Beach House Tolis at Pelekas Beach

    Beach House Tolis at Pelekas Beach

    Corfu, Region of Ionian Islands
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on the beach, this historic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pelekas Beach and Glyfada Beach. Aqualand and Ermones Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Beach House Tolis Pelekas Beach Corfu
      Beach House Tolis Pelekas Beach Corfu

      Beach House Tolis Pelekas Beach Corfu

      Corfu, Region of Ionian Islands
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on the beach, this romantic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pelekas Beach and Glyfada Beach. Mirtiotissa Monastery is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away.

        Beach House at Pelekas Beach
        Beach House at Pelekas Beach

        Beach House at Pelekas Beach

        Corfu, Ionian Islands
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on the beach, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pelekas Beach and Glyfada Beach. Aqualand and Ermones Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Lidovois Comfortable Upper Floor Studio With Great Seaview on Pelekas Beach
          Lidovois Comfortable Upper Floor Studio With Great Seaview on Pelekas Beach

          Lidovois Comfortable Upper Floor Studio With Great Seaview on Pelekas Beach

          Corfu, Region of Ionian Islands
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pelekas Beach and Glyfada Beach. Myrtiotissa Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

            Amazing Villa for 8 People in Corfu
            Amazing Villa for 8 People in Corfu

            Amazing Villa for 8 People in Corfu

            Corfu, Region of Ionian Islands
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Corfu, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pelekas Beach and Glyfada Beach. Aqualand and Myrtiotissa Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Apartments "papadatos" on Pelekas Beach
              Apartments "papadatos" on Pelekas Beach

              Apartments "papadatos" on Pelekas Beach

              Corfu, Region of Ionian Islands
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the waterfront, this romantic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Pelekas Beach and Glyfada Beach. Aqualand and Myrtiotissa Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Holiday House on Pelekas Beach "papadatos"
                Holiday House on Pelekas Beach "papadatos"

                Holiday House on Pelekas Beach "papadatos"

                Corfu, Region of Ionian Islands
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the waterfront, this historic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Pelekas Beach and Glyfada Beach. Aqualand and Myrtiotissa Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).