Pelekas Beach (also known as Kontogialos) is situated on the west coast of Corfu, 13 kilometres from Corfu Town, the airport and ferry terminal. It is reached by one of two roads that wind their way down the hill from Pelekas village. (Five minutes by car or twenty minutes on foot.) Pelekas is 30 minutes from Corfu Town on the number 11 bus which runs a service throughout the day.
The beach itself is golden sand and slopes gently into the sea. Further out there are some currents and it is wise to look at the colour coded warning flags if it's windy and supervise children when they are in the water. A lifeguard service operates throughout the summer months. There are several tavernas and bars along the beach as well as a hotel and swimming pool at the far end. The beach also offers various water sports and the crystal clear water is great for snorkelling. There are also free freshwater showers available. Rolling Stone sits in a slightly elevated position behind the beach, meaning that you can enjoy the view of the sea in the high season without seeing the beach beds and umbrellas!
There are now more ways than ever to get to Corfu. The growth in the number of flights by the budget airlines from a number of European cities means that the island is now accessible for long weekends or midweek breaks. Alternatively, for those bringing a car there are ferries from Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi in Italy. Here are some useful links:
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