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Kontogyalos

What to do & see

Close to the Aqualand Resort is a beautiful village perched on top of a hill, overlooking on one side to the East and Corfu Town and on the other side to the West and the Adriatic Sea. This village is Pelekas, once a bustling backpacker paradise in the 70s and 80s, nowadays much quieter, and with a lot of charm. The village is also home to Kaiser’s Throne, an observatory point constructed by the Kaiser, where he could enjoy the amazing 180 degree view. The village has some great bars and small tavernas, but best of all from here is how you get to Kontogyalos or Pelekas Beach as it is also known. The sandy beach, with tall rocks on one side and rock pools on the other, is quite shallow, making it ideal for younger kids. The water is crystal clear and there are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. Plenty of activities on the water, like canoes and pedaloes, or Standup Paddle Boarding, as well as waterskiing and towables.  Some of Corfu’s best beach bars and restaurants are also to be found here here, and as Kontogyalos is on the West Coast, this is a perfect place to spend a whole day, until the sun goes down… The sunsets here are amazing.

Highlights

  • Pelekas Village
  • Kaiser’s Throne
  • Amazing sunset
  • Golden sandy beach
  • Beach bars

Getting Here

By car, take a right out of the Aqualand Resort, and follow the signs to Pelekas. Just before the village on a sharp bend you will find the first access road, which winds down the steep hill to Kontogyalos. Alternatively go up to Pelekas, drive through it and you will find the other orad which will take you down to the other side of Kontogyalos. There are parking areas around the beach, usually with a small fee. By bus take the number 8 bus going to town but get off at Triklino bus stop. From here you take number 11 bus which goes to Kontogyalos and Pelekas. From here walk to the beach, bearing in mind it is quite steep