Just a stone’s throw from the village of Pelekas, Kontogialos beach is all about unwinding. Situated on the west coast of the stunning island of Corfu, the sandy beach of Kontogialos is calling out your name. It’s commonly regarded as one of Corfu’s most beautiful beaches and the moment you feel that warm sand between your toes it will become obvious why.
Wind your way down through tree-covered cliffs to Kontogialos beach and find your paradise down at the shore. The crystal clear water is shallow and welcoming, making it the ideal spot to let the little ones enjoy splashing about in the sea. Or, if you’re travelling as a couple, plonk yourselves on the sun loungers and sip on refreshing cocktails from the nearby tavern all day long. It’s a tough life.
If the mood takes you, why not have a go at some water sports? A range of activities is on offer along the beach, as well as plentiful beach bars where you can grab a well-earned snack afterwards. Lifeguards and a flag system are in place to ensure your safety, so you, on the other hand, can simply focus on enjoying your holiday. If beach-bumming around is more your thing, Kontogialos offers the perfect setting to get stuck in that book you've been meaning to read for ages.
With beautiful weather, stunning blue waters and soft sand all around you, could a Kontogialos holiday be “the one”?
Kontogialos is the beach right next to Pelekas village, hence the beach is sometimes called Pelekas beach, so don’t be confused. There’s even a free shuttle bus service that runs between the village and the beach, taking less than 10 minutes to get there. In town, you’ll find a selection of restaurants and bars that are sure to satisfy everyone’s tastes. What most people don’t know is that Pelekas used to be a hippy hotspot during the 1970s and 1980s.
Corfu Old Town
Get lost in the Old Town’s narrow cobbled streets and you’ll be sure to stumble upon some hidden treasures. The ancient architecture and old fortification are physical signs of the area’s fascinating history, which dates back to 8th century BC. Pop into town before dinner and stock up on those all-important souvenirs to take home. Then, how about a pre-dinner drink at one of the numerous and lively tavernas? When it’s time to eat you certainly won’t struggle to find a spot to try out some famous Greek dishes. Tzatziki anyone?
This is Corfu’s oldest village, and it’s even Heritage Listed. A trip to Old Perithia offers a fascinating day out exploring the ancient buildings and numerous churches. Located right up to a mountain, it’s a remote little place with a peaceful vibe. Spend the day wandering around, soaking it all up and be sure to interact with locals in the family-run tavernas.
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The Corfu Trail
Feeling active? Then The Corfu Trail is for you. It’s a famous walking trail that spans a huge 220 km. If you wanted to walk the whole thing it would take you a hefty ten days, so we suggest choosing one section to start with. Get back in touch with nature by navigating yourself through the island’s beautiful scenery, you’ll be amazed by some of the stunning views you’ll encounter.
Corfu Costume Museum
Located near to Pelekas village, the costumes on display give you an amazing insight into Corfu’s history. It’s a private collection that is displayed in the owner’s own home. She collected all the costumes herself, along with jewellery that once belonged to her family. Find some respite from the hot Greek sun, and learn about the country’s fascinating culture.
Want to explore other beaches on Corfu? We suggest starting with Glyfada, only 2 km away from Kontogialas. It’s a popular spot and for good reason. Sheltered by an impressive cliff face, the sandy beach is a perfect spot for swimming. Glyfada has a young vibe, with bars lining the beachfront, so if you’re looking for something more lively, head on down here.
Just 3km from Pelekas sits Mirtiotissa Beach. Often described as the most beautiful beach in Europe, it is a popular one, but there’s something a little bit cheeky about this place. That’s right - it’s a nudist beach! You’re not allowed to take photos, for obvious reasons, but if you're seeking perfect water and beautiful sand, and you’re prepared to go trunk-less for it, then this place is right for you.
Once you’ve soaked up the sun on the beach, head back into Pelekas village to experience what it has to offer in terms of cuisine. Family-run tavernas are the theme here and inside you’ll find delicious and traditional Greek dishes with a personal touch. Look hard enough and you’ll find a stylish cocktail bar with views out over the azure blue Ionian Sea. Cold beer anyone?
Old Town Restaurants
Less than 30 minutes’ away from Pelekas is the Old Town, a must visit for any visitor to Corfu. Here you’ll find casual tavernas as well as more up-market restaurants. Get there early and stroll around the charming, narrow streets before settling on a spot to eat.
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If you plan to chill out on Pelekas’ beautiful beach, or challenge yourself with a hike around The Corfu Trail, enjoy it in the knowledge that we’ve got all the admin sorted!