Pelekas

Built at the top of a verdant hill filled with olive, pine and cypress trees, Pelekas is a traditional village of the Corfiot countryside, with its churches, its narrow alleys and its «hidden» house yards. Pelekas is mostly known for the Observatory of Kaiser, or «Kaiser’s throne», a location with a panoramic view of the prairie but, also of the most famous sunset of the whole island which was named after the German Emperor Wilhelm II who used to gaze at the sea from this point.

Pelekas had already developed in tourism in the beginning of the 60s. Every year it attracts multiple visitors because it offers except from the great variety of lodgings, easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches of the island, such as Glyfada  and Kontogialos .

In the center of the village there is a variety of taverns, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. There are also several mini markets and shops of all kinds. Very close to Pelekas is situated a large waterpark, in the region of Agios Ioannis  which is considered one of the best in Europe. In the suburbs of Pelekas there is a golf  course and an equestrian club.

The main festival of Pelekas takes place every year, on the 22nd and the 23rd of August, the feast of Panagia Odigitria which gathers huge crowds from all over the island. Pelekas is connected to the city of Corfu by urban buses which run daily and frequently.