Pelekas beach, Kontogialos

Kontogialos, Pelekas beachKontogialos is also known as Pelekas beach, as it lies under the village of Pelekas, famous for its impressive sunset. Kontogialos beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Corfu. The big sandy beach is more than 30 meters wide, relatively quiet and ideal for children because of the sand and the shallow waters. Its crystal clear blue waters are among the cleanest in the whole Ionian sea.

Pelekas village is just 1,5 km up the hill from Rainbow Apartments, on top of one of the prettiest hills of the island and is one of the best known but still picturesque villages of Corfu. The view all around is beautiful, as Pelekas sits on an altitude of 220 meters and combines ideally the luscious green hillsides with the crystal clear Ionian sea underneath. Pelekas village is on the western coast of Corfu, 12 kilometers from Corfu Town. The village is famous for its sunset and some claim that the Pelekas sunset is the best in Corfu. At dusk, people gather on the top of the hill, at the Kaiser’s throne (Kaiser Wilhelm set up an observatory on the top of the hill 100 years ago) to admire the Ionian sea at its best, when it merges with the fiery red setting sun. Around Pelekas there are also many footpaths ideal for walking in nature.