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Corfu Travel Guide > Resorts Guide : Pelekas Corfu

Pelekas Corfu

Back to Top of PagePelekas


Pelekas, Pelekas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Pelekas can be found on the West coast of Corfu - just opposite Corfu (Kerkyra) town. Pelekas is a large village situated on the top of a hill. The beach is below Pelekas village - about a 10 min walk or a short car journey.

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The village is typically Greek, with narrow roads and Orthodox Church facades.
Pelekas has a small beautiful town square. Time goes slow in Pelekas and you will notice the amount of locals just aside the square just watching the cars go by.

Back to Top of PageWho is the Resort for

Pelekas for the last 30 years, has been a favourite destination for backpackers - even the locals seem to speak English with an Australian accent! The famous 'Pink Palace' hotel has been well documented by the media! The locals though are friendly and inviting. Nearby Glyfada is slightly more developed and sophisticated with more tavernas and mini markets, but go to Pelekas beach if you don't like the crowds.

Back to Top of PageThe Pelekas Beach


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Type
The Beach of Pelekas is sandy.
Sunbeds
There are sunbeds for rent on Pelekas beach
Facilities
There are showers and toilets at Pelekas Beach.
Child Suitability
The sea can be a little cooler than on the East coast and is not so calm.

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Accessibility
From Pelekas village it is a 10 min walk down to the beach. By car it is a short journey, but the roads are narrow and there is not much parking.
Cleanliness and Urchins
The beach is very clean and no urchins were spotted.

Back to Top of PagePlaces of Interest


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There is a small fishing harbour to the South of the bay - worth exploring.

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These rocks are on the headland between Pelekas beach and Glyfada beach, and are popular for 'jumping' from. Several travel shows and commercials have featured them. The highest point to dive or jump from is over 40 feet high.

Back to Top of PagePlaces Nearby

The small beach of Yaliskari is just round the corner. You will find just one hotel, a small beach and some interesting rock formations.
Kaiser's View - above Pelakas affords spectacular views and unique sunsets from its summit. Well worth a visit.

Back to Top of PageHow to get to Pelekas

Pelakas is well signposted from the main Paleokastritsas road.
If you are comming from Corfu Town just follow the signs for Aqualand. Before reaching Aqualand you have to turn left and follow the signs for Pelekas.
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Back to Top of PageTavernas in Pelekas


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Pelekas beach has a couple of beach front tavernas. There are also several Greek Taverans in Pelekas village.

Back to Top of PageBars and Nightclubs in Pelekas

There are several up in the village and down on the beach. Also some pleasant cafe bars in the main village square.

Back to Top of PageWater Sports in Pelekas

At Pelekas beach you there are all kinds of water sports.


Boat Rental
There is also the possibility to rent a boat at Pelekas beach.

Back to Top of PageShopping in Pelekas

Some worthwhile gift shops up in the village of Pelekas.


Supermarkets
There are several supermarkets in the village.

Back to Top of PageUseful Pelekas Information

Exchange/Money
There are several places in Pelekas where you can exchange money or cash you traveller's cheques.
Public Swimming Pools in Pelekas
There is no public swimming pool in Pelekas.
Telephone and Post Box
There is a public telephone as well as a post box in Pelekas village.
Children's Facilities
There are no children's facilities in Pelekas.
Disabled Facilities
There are no disabled facilities in Pelekas.
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Topic Topic: The Durrells
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[QUOTE=maysol50] Whereabouts in Corfu was it actually filmed?[/QUOTE]

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The Durrells: Location Spotting:

I love location spotting and so this is what I have managed to piece together so far from episode 1 (including from comments on this forum). If anyone disagrees or has other ideas or knowledge please do contribute.

Note: I have been updating this description as other members identify places.

- In the scene where the Durrells are walking up a road having just arrived in Corfu, Mrs Durrell says "look I can see the village up ahead look" - The village they are looking at in the distance is Pelekas. The village they are just coming out of at the time is Varypatades just south east of Pelaekas (thank you Annie McGiggles Hawkins and Theresa Taberner (who lives there) for identifying). See photos now in comments below.

- After they leave Varypatades behind on the way to the guest house that the Durrells had booked into, they drive through a village. As they approach the guest house on the main street a man comes out on to the steps to great them. Spiros says “we don’t stay here, too expensive, lots of empty houses on the island" and they drive on by. That village is also Varypatades and the guest house is actually a church (see photos now in comments below). Thank you again to Theresa Taberna for identifying.

- Rock formations at Cape Drastis Perouloudes (Sidari) - (Mrs Durrell at cliff tops and sat against tree after asking her family why they are so vile). Thanks Jason Fisher for confirming location).

- The house used as the Durrells home is at Kontokali (confirmed by Mikey Rav who has been there many times)

- Shrine of St Arsenius (where Margo sunbathes on the rocks and is shouted at by the monk) is a short walk south from the White House at Kalami (where Larry really lived with his first wife Nancy). The Shrine was where Larry (in real life) and Nancy loved to swim (nice connection there).

Note: Boy those were powerful binoculars that Larry was using out of his bedroom window (in Kontokali), to be able to see Margo sunbathing so clearly all the way up the coast near Kalami)! LOL! „smile“-Emoticon

- The flamingos were at 2 places, Alikes Salt Flats (the flying shots) and Lake Korisson the bit where Theo and Gerry are pretending to be Flamingoes in the water (confirmed by Jason Fisher who discussed it with someone who took the film crew there to get the shots).

- According to Thomson.co. uk the stars of the show stayed at The Corfu Imperial Luxury Resort on the private peninsula in Kommeno Bay near Gouvia.

- The actual home the Durrells were living in when they left England was in in Wimborne Road, Bournemouth (near the town centre). However the house used for this TV series is located in Hurst Way, Croydon.
Just a foot note in case anyone is interested: When Mrs Durrell first came to the Bournemouth area from London in 1931, the first house she bought was Berridge House (a rambling victorian house) at 6 Spur Hill, Poole (a short distance from where I live now). Mrs Durrell had to sell the house for financial reasons and moved into a smaller house, Wimborne Road, Bournemouth. It was there that the decision to move to Corfu was made. When war broke out in 1939 Mrs Durrell came back to England and bought another home in Bournemouth. There is a very big Durrell connection in the Bournemouth area (as well as Corfu).

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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
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11/07/15 Traditional Greek dancing festival. Pelekas.
17/07/15 International Folk Dance Meeting. Corfu Town Square. 9.00pm.
17/07/15 Festival of Agia Marina (patron Saint of Benitses) in Benitses.
18/07/15 International Folk Dance Meeting. Sinies. 9.00pm.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015 at 3:24pm
Pelekas on July 2nd looking forward to it. Been last two years just for a couple of nights😎
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Posted: 18 Mar 2015 at 5:09pm
May, July and September this year Barrie...

Enjoy your time in Pelekas!

Steve,
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Posted: 18 Mar 2015 at 4:06pm
Back to Pelekas June. Love this place just me and wife 2 days only we stop in Acharavi for rest of holidays.
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12/02/15 Tsiknopemti (Smoke Thursday). Traditionally the last day to eat meat before Easter Sunday.
25/03/15 Greek Independence Day/Greek Orthodox Annunciation Celebration.   
23/02/15 Katheri Theftera (Clean Monday). First day of Lent with traditional picnics and kite flying.
01/05/15 May Day/Labour Day. Celebration of Spring/Celebration of workers. Panegyris in many villages.
20/05/15 Panegyri/Festival Agios Martinos.
21/05/15 Ascension Festival in Arillas. Tradiitional dancing, food and local beers.
21/05/15 Panegyri/Festival in Nymfes, Loustri, Gimari possibly many more as this is a major celebration. 
24/05/15 Panegyri/Festival in Kato Korakiana. Churchyard of St. Helens Church.
31/05/15 Traditional dance display. Acharavi in Town Hall Square.
01/06/15 Panegyri/Festival in Linia.
14/06/15 Panegyri/Festival in Rachtades.
23/06/15 St. John's Eve (Klidonas) Fire jumping in many villages.
01/07/15 Panegyri/Festivals in Avliotes, Kanoni, Garitsa.
02/07/15 Panegyri/Festival in Petriti.
07/07/15 Panegyri/Festival in Peroulades.
08/07/15 Panegyri/Festival in Kavos.
11/07/15 Traditional Greek dancing festival. Pelekas.
11/07/15 Megalo panegyri in Acharavi.
17/07/15 International Folk Dance Meeting. Corfu Town Square.
17/07/15 Festival of Agia Marina (patron Saint of Benitses) in Benitses.
17/07/15 Panegyri in Gazakita.                  
18/07/15 International Folk Dance Meeting. Sinies.
25/07/15 Pie festival in Gimari.
26/07/15 Panegyi/Festival in Vraganiotika, Neochoraki Lafki, Loustres and Velonades.
27/07/15 Panegyri/Festival in Vitalades and Kato Garouna.
01/08/15 Sardine Festival at Pentati. Panegyri/Festial in Moraitika.
01/08/15 and 02/08/15 Panegyri/Festival Roda/Acharavi. Main road near BP garage.
01/08/15 and 02/08/15. Antamoma Festival in Arillas.
01/08/15 Meeting of traditional dance groups in Kassiopi.
06/08/15 Panegyri/Festival in Makrades.
07/08/15 St. Spyridon/Perithia varkarola.
08/08/15 Varkarola Festival in Paleokastritsa. Celebrates the miracle of St. Spyridon/Odysseus. 
08/08/15 Panegryri/Festival in Marathias.
09/08/15 Varkarola and choir meeting in Kassiopi.
10/08/15 Panegyri/Festival in Strongili South.
11/08/15 St. Spyridons day. Procession in Corfu Town.
15/08/15 Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Church processions, panegyris in many villages.
16/08/15 Panegyri/Festival in Kavadades.
17/08/15 Sardine Festival in Benitses.
22/08/15 Panegyri/Festival in Linea.
23/08/15 Corfu Dance Festival in Arillas, held 23-28th August 2015.
26/08/15 Wine festival in Gouvia.
23/08/15 Festival of Virgin Odigitrias in Pentati.
04/09/15 Festival/Panegyri in Platonas.
05/09/15 Arillas wine festival.
05/09/15 Loustri pie festival.
05/09/15 Festival/Panegyri Vraganiotika.
12/09/15 Kavadades wine festival.
13/09/15 Kassiopi wine festival.
24/09/15 Monastery of St. John, Agios Ioannis, Karousades. Entertainment and games by CREART.
25/09/15 Monastery of St. John, Agios Ioannis, Karousades. Karousades Philharmonic Orchestra.
26/09/15 Monastery of St. John, Agios Ioannis, Karousades. Panegyri/Festival.
26/09/15 Festival/Panegyri in Myrtiotissa.
07/10/15 - 10/10/15 Corfu Beer Festival in Arillas. Corfu meets Italy.(CANCELLED)
10/10/15 Beer festival in Arillas for just one day. CANCELLED. Adverse weather.

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Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 4:13pm
Hi, I'm planning a trip to AG last 2 weeks of April (used to always go to Pelekas, but can no longer handle the hill!) I've got 3 main questions, and am hoping someone(s) on here can help.

1. I need a ground floor room (1 bedroom or studio, very basic is fine) in a relatively flat location, ideally mid-way between bus stop/beach. Any recommendations? 
2. I'd rather book locally (commission can be a huge cut, at least where I am) but because I don't know the area, and am not that flexible on location, I'm concerned there may not be that many places open this early in the season (And those online seem to be booking up fast!) Any thoughts on if I should just book the fortnight in advance, or book one week and chance finding somewhere for the 2nd once we're there? 
3. Generally, it would be good to know how busy/open AG's likely to be this early in the season? I'm not worried by quiet (I've been nearby in February/March/April before - but I've not been in the area since 2010, and a lot's happened since then!) I'd rather not have to bus into Corfu too often though.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted: 04 Sep 2014 at 11:53pm
August Blog: Books complete, Pelekas guests & a time to reflect.

For this holiday I decided to catch the train to Manchester airport and arrived via Crewe with 3 hours to spare. I had a couple of drinks in the bar and talked at length with a 75 year old English lady who was going out to South Africa to do charity work with orphaned children. There are some dedicated people out there...

I had 5 days on my own first so potted about the apartment during the day cleaning and trying to organise the cutting of the grass. In the afternoons I drove up to the village and had a frappe, some fruit, couple of beers and a meze at the Hawaii pool bar while listening to chill out music. Night times were spent in the various bars in Pelekas where old acquaintances were made and new ones too.

Ann and Bobby were the first to arrive and the next 2 days were spent around the apartment as a family. Day 8 saw 4 of Ann's best friends arrive and we placed them at Jimmy's taverna and apartments in the top of the village.

The following day Ann and I decided to head south to visit the last few villages to take photographs and reach the finish line at the fishing village of Petriti which I had purposely left until last. We headed down on the Lefkimmi road through Argyrades and Marathias and took the road to the coast from Perivoli. First stop was Kaliviotes where we stopped for some lunch and thirst quencher. We then cruised up the coast road stopping at Notos beach, which was very busy, and on to Petriti. We weren't disappointed. The busy harbour, the selection of fish tavernas and the old village on the hill were worth waiting 3 years for.

Day 9 a friend of mine and our niece came over for the weekend. Bob we placed in Alexandros taverna and apartments and Lisa stayed with us. Now there were 9 of us from Wolverhampton in the village! We all did what we wanted during the daytime and met up for some very late nights over the weekend. Monday they all travelled back which left us a few days to wind down and spend some time with our Greek neighbours.

In the last few days of the holiday I reflected on the on last 3 years it has taken me to write the 3 Corfu villages eBooks. I have visited over 100 villages and have driven over 3,000 kilometres on my scooter. Not bad going when you think that the Island is only 64 kilometres long!

So, part 3 Corfu villages South will be out shortly and I hope you will all enjoy it as much as I have in writing it. Don't forget that every penny goes to Corfu charities and especially to the poorer families of Corfu.

Steve Ford... NOT coming to a village near you! Well not for a while anyway...www.corfuvillages.eu
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Posted: 22 Aug 2014 at 7:18pm
Panagyri Superfiesta in Pelekas Saturday 23/8/14 at 9pm.

http://realcorfu.com/event/panigyri-superfiesta-pelekas-23-08-2014/ 

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Posted: 06 Aug 2014 at 3:04pm
July Blog. Final trip, Last village visits and a holiday!

August will be my final visit to Corfu this year as my wife and I will not be taking our usual last holiday of the year to Pelekas in October. Our daughter is going to France for 6 months as she has a job teaching English to French business students as part of her French language degree at Bristol university. Once she has settled in we will visit her in Pau, southern France and take a weeks holiday there.

When I get to Corfu next week I will have 5 days on my own where I plan to go back to the villages of Marathias and Argirades to take a few more photos and to ask some final questions about the history of these areas. That will leave just one village to visit which I am saving for when my wife Ann arrives with my son Bobby. I want to take them down to the fishing village of Petriti where we will have a fresh fish lunch followed by a walk around the village above.

The next 10 days will be spent having my first proper holiday with the family for the last 3 years, the time it has taken me to write the 3 Corfu villages eBooks. It’s going to be very strange not packing my rucksack with a flask of coffee, a jotting pad, a camera and a Corfu map in the early morning and setting off to visit unknown villages all day and returning as the sun goes down.

I will now have a chance to visit some of the places on the tourist trail that I have not yet been to. Vidos Island for lunch, Anemomilos for morning coffee and a walk to the top of Angelocastro. The places I have been saving so that I can visit with Ann. Or, shall I sunbathe by the pool all day and eat Greek salad with fresh Calamari and listen to the Cicadas in the olive groves of Pelekas?

Steve Ford, coming to a village near you!
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Posted: 19 Jun 2014 at 12:00am
Nautilus is not on the airport turning but on far end of Garitsa bay next to windmill.  Could take the couple round Canoni and stop at the view of Mouse Island first.
For a short but spectacular drive how about Pelekas and the taverna and view at the top at Kaiser's viewpoint- go one way via Ropa Valley road and return via the other way (Sinarades/Kastellanoi etc)

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Posted: 07 May 2014 at 9:55am
My transfer went smoothly, a wait of just over 20 minutes from the time I checked in at the Lord Travel desk. There were a total of 5 people on a 12 seater minibus. The first stop was at Pelekas Beach for 2 couples and then on to Agios Gordios. The minibus was a Mercedes which had seen a rather hard life and was burning little oil but was a speedy and very cheap transfer. A big thumbs up to Travel Republic who I booked the transfer through. Thumbs Up

Yammas, Colin.

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Posted: 11 Apr 2014 at 5:10am
Sorry, I missed this...

Yes Terry there is a travel office in Pelekas...

Papanagiotou Travel

Pelekas

Corfu 49100 Greece

www.papanagiotoutravel.com  

info(at)papanagiotoutravel.com 

Tel : (+30) 26610 94368

Tel : (+30) 69826 48151

Fax : (+30) 26610 94442


Steve, Cool


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Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 9:52am
One night in Pelekas last year, doing the same this year. It was lovely, just me and the wife.
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Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 3:44am
March Blog,

Corfu villages Blog

March is now over and April has arrived, thank the Lord. The weather has improved in England and spring is well and truly on it’s way.

My thoughts turn to Corfu as I enter the additional information on the Easyjet website, check in and print off my boarding passes.

My wife Ann will be the first to visit Corfu as she goes out with her friends 5 days before me for a girls holiday. I arrive on Good Friday 18th April.

As I leave the plane and walk up the ramp to arrivals I will look to my left and see 4 ladies faces pressed against the departure lounge window. Ann and her friends will be waving and blowing kisses at me before boarding the plane I have just left.

It’s a shame, I can’t even give my wife a kiss before she leaves and I won’t see her for another 10 days…the things we do to write a book!

So, I will drop my bags off at the apartment and head for Pelekas to say hello and have a few beers with old friends. I can’t be too late as I have to be up reasonably early on Saturday to repair the damage that the girls have left and start the scooter ready for the journey ahead.

As soon as I am ready I will be heading down south to Lefkimmi where I will spend the weekend for the Easter celebrations.

I will explore as many villages as I can around the most southern area of the Island which will mean shorter distances to travel on my next visits throughout the summer.

The next blog will be posted on my return when I will tell you where I have been, who I have met and what I got up to!

Steve Ford…coming to a village near you! Wink

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Posted: 10 Feb 2014 at 9:58am
I went to Pelekas last year for one night stay for my Birthday. We stay in Acharavi for two weeks it's my Birthday this holiday as well, where can I go just for one night
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Posted: 28 Jan 2014 at 8:57pm
Hi Sue,

Thank you for buying the books and have a great holiday!

It's always difficult choosing one resort or village, I know, we travelled around Corfu, Paxos and the mainland for years before we settled in Pelekas.

Looking forward to the South...

Regards, Steve,
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Posted: 16 Jan 2014 at 11:43pm
January Blog,

With the Christmas and New Year festivities a distant memory, my thoughts are now drawn back to the Emerald Isle of Kerkyra.

There will be three long months of English weather to endure, the Dark Days I call them, before I once again set foot on the place I call my second home.

It is time to start planning my next visit to Corfu to write part 3 and the final part of the Corfu Villages eBook trilogy.

Flights are booked for a ten day stay in Pelekas where I will set out each day to visit the villages of the South of the Island. Over the next few weeks my eyes will be transfixed on my trusted map acquired from Stephan Jaskulowski which now has sellotape along every fold.

I have already extracted every ounce of information from the Internet and travel books about the villages that I intend to intrude upon. Once again there is very little to learn or to inspire the visitor to Corfu's inner soul. No change there then. In a way I should be glad as I know at last the villages will be chronicled and photographed as never before. It's up to me to do it and do it I will.

I will arrive on Easter Friday and enjoy the festivities in Pelekas and Corfu town over the weekend. Then head down South on my latest adventure. It will be a mixture of excitement and fear. The South is the area I know the least about. I will be talking to the Papas and the villagers in the local kafeneion's in villages that I have never been to before in all the 26 years of holidaying on the Island.

Talking in Gringlish or Greeklish to find out the history and traditions of each village is a challenge but the people are so humble and welcoming the reward cannot be put into words.

Steve Ford, coming to a village near you!

Steve,

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Posted: 04 Sep 2013 at 12:49pm
Now in the Agnes Taverna & Rooms in Pelekas chilling. Shame the bus dropped us down the hill and not in the village square as we were looking forward to that experience.
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Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 12:30am
My final visit of the year has been a mixture of work and play but extremely enjoyable for many reasons.

Ten days with the family made a great change and eating three meals a day gave me the energy I needed for the long days out on my trips to the northern villages.

The second donation day went really well and Bob and Tricia came down from Loutses to help my wife Ann and I. We me at Lidl once again and completed our shopping in less than an hour with the girls giving us some new ideas on what the Greek families would need. Then onto the Red Cross offices in Corfu town where we parked in our secret parking place to deliver the goodies. Once again we were welcomed by the volunteers who were so appreciative for our donation.

The family returned home and I was left for a further five days to finish my travels to the villages.

The Pelekas Panigiri was held on the 23rd August and a great night was had by all with some heavy heads in the morning but hey, you can't beat a village party!

Up to Nissaki the next day to meet Professor and historian Aleko Dimaskinos, Author Chris Holmes, Adrian and Sarah Ward and Barry and Kacey who have a house in Ano Korakiana. We met in the old kafenion next to the church and had a few drinks before heading for the taverna for a good talk about everything Corfu and a nice meal. A great night out and thanks to the Wards for putting me up and feeding me in the morning.

A few more trips to the villages and my holiday was over having completed part 2 of the eBook. A busy fifteen days but another great adventure to Kerkyra.

Steve Ford, coming to a village near you! ;-)

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Elliemay

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013 at 10:27am
Hi folks,

Pelekas festival today.

31st August Varkarola Agni

1st  September Varkarola Kalami

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stevie f

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Posted: 06 Aug 2013 at 11:37pm
July Blog.

Great news that the money raised from the Corfu villages eBook has now reached 800 Euros. Considering the book was only released in December 2012 so a great achievement in just seven full months.

After selling more of the PDF download in colour in the first few months the Kindle edition is now selling more. I think I will add more text to each village in part two for that very reason. Maybe people are taking the Kindle on holiday with them and are looking to visit some of the villages. I do hope so.

The countdown is now on as I have less than a week before I return to Corfu for the third time this year. This visit is with the family so will be completely different to first and second trips. It will be nice to spend some time with the family in Corfu and have a bit more food to eat and a bit less alcohol...well OK, a bit more food. Spend some time by the swimming pool and have a BBQ or two with our Greek neighbours.

I still have some villages in the middle of the north to research so although the family are with me for ten days, I will stay on for a further five days just to make sure the research is complete. Mwah!

This will be my final visit this year as we will not be coming over in October this year. With our daughter Eva in her second year at Bristol university she will need a bit of financial help this year as she is now in private accommodation. It's a tough life for the kids isn't it. Eva is currently in Pelekas and has been there for five weeks. Friends coming and going for a week at a time and Bobby has just returned on a school trip to Germany and Poland...Mmm!

Steve Ford...coming to a village near you!

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Posted: 07 Jul 2013 at 7:02pm
Steve Ford is a UK resident who has a second home in Pelekas.  he has started writing a series of eBooks about villages on Corfu and all profits go to Corfu charities.

I interviewed him on Corfu last month and the video is below:

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Kind Regards

Kevin Baker

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Posted: 07 Jul 2013 at 1:56pm
Let's say that we leave Pelekas on the Thursday morning and want to leave the island on the next Monday, where would you suggest that we should go to fill the time. We'll want to breeze into town/village on the bus, get some accomodation and have a choice of tavernas. The floor is yours.Smile
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Posted: 06 Jul 2013 at 7:57pm
Nice one Terry, thank you,

You will love Pelekas, I'm sure,

Steve,


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Posted: 06 Jul 2013 at 1:01pm
Bought the E-book this morning, very pleased with it, well done, Steve. I'll need a better map to find some of the villages. We like the look of Pelekas, so glad we booked a couple of nights there.
 
best wishes
Terry

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Posted: 26 Jun 2013 at 3:26pm

After posting on this a while back thought it good to report our experience of car hire in Corfu this past 11 days.

 
We stayed in Lakones (village outside Paelo) and we used Top Cars and quite honestly we had no problem what so ever.
 
We were met at airport very easily, walked to car, exchanged contracts and funds and off we went.  They even took us the easy route outside of airport around by port to show us their offices.
Had map in hand and their contact number just in case we had any problems.
 
We returned 11 days later, put the fuel back up to the half a tank it had in it when we left and hey presto...no problems.
 
We had a small Hyundai?  small engine but it managed up the hills to Lakones and down from Pelekas village to the beach!!
 
We will definitely use Top Cars again and would recommend to anyone.
 
Dean and JulesBig smile
 

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vangerover

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Posted: 26 Jun 2013 at 11:09am
Thanks for the link, Davyboy Thumbs Up
 
I still can't get evidence of frequent buses from Igoumenitsa to Preveza. Our "plans" have now changed slightly in that we will try to find out about buses down to Preveza on our first day in town as we are staying near the bus station.
 
We are now staying on Corfu for a week leaving on the 9th so hopefully we book seats on the bus to Lefkada leaving Igoumenitsa at 1130.
 
We now have another few days on the island so where do we go after Pelekas?
 
best wishes
Terry

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Posted: 24 Jun 2013 at 5:54pm
Is there a travel agent or excursion shop/office in Pelekas?
 
best wishes
Terry

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Posted: 24 Jun 2013 at 5:36pm
Any idea of journey time from Pelekas to the Corfu port by taxi?
 
best wishes
Terry

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Posted: 24 Jun 2013 at 1:51am
Thanks Barrie
 
Does anyone know the current price of a taxi from Pelekas to the port terminal in Corfu Town please?
 
best wishes
Terry

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Posted: 30 May 2013 at 9:11pm
Many thanks for the insight. In our sort of loose planning, we have come up with problems such "can we get from Lefkada to Kefalonia by ferry" and are not sure if we can.
 
We have now made the decision that we leave Pelekas on September 5th and fly out of Athens on October 5th. What happens in between is an open page! We want to get to Santorini but everything else is fluid.
 
Or we may not get off Corfu apart from getting to Athens! LOL
 
best wishes
Terry

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Posted: 26 May 2013 at 1:19am
Just reading this thread again.
 
We are now booked for one night in Corfu Town, two nights in Sidari and Pelekas. We will probably head back to a night in Corfu Town for a day trip down to Paxos the next morning. It will leave us in Corfu Town on a Friday night looking to get a ferry over to Igoumenitsa on the Saturday morning.
 
We would want to get down to Nidri on Lefkada during Saturday, does anyone see any problems with this? Would it be feasible to get from Corfu Town onto Meganisi that day or worth staying in Nidri?
 
best wishes
Terry

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Posted: 21 May 2013 at 7:45pm
Has anyone been to Agnes rooms in Pelekas? What are they like?
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Posted: 18 May 2013 at 1:59am
At first I thought you were talking about Agios Georgios beach, which is achievable in a day, though a taxi back would be nice.

The route South you're talking about is over a dozen miles (as the crow flies) across a steep landscape.  There's something called the 'Corfu Trail' but you're expected to tackle it over several days.  Round from Paleo to Liapedes, you just follow the road out and follow the roadsigns.  It's about equivalent in effort to your trip up to the Angelokastro.  But it's far easier to swim across from the Acapulco bar on the edge of Paleo.  I think there's a route over the rocks there if you'd rather cut short the longer road route.

But Pelekas and Agios Gordios?  That's at least half an hour if not more by car.  On foot, getting on for 15-20 miles allowing for the winding routes and steep climbs.  It'd be a tough route for an overnight competitive hike.  By day, in the summer, it'd be suicidal.  But if you're looking for a way of thinning out applicants for the Marines or something, be my guest...

Seriously though, get a good map with terrain marked on it, do some more research, and try not to be too ambitious.

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Posted: 17 May 2013 at 9:39pm
Where about's does the walk start from Paleo beach to Liapades and how long a walk please?
Also did read that you can walk from Liapades to Pelekas and even carry on to Agios Gordios.
Any info on this would be appreciated, is all this possible within a day. Did a lot of walking last year and looking forward to some more walks that I have not done.
Did the Paleo to Lakones and then up to Krini and on the road all the way up to the castle and back to Paleo.


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Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 9:07pm
Me and my wife stop at Acharavi but like to have a night somewhere new. Never been to Pelekas, sounds nice. Could you recommend some accommodation for us just for 1 night? Thanks Barrie
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Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 11:10pm
Here is the April Blog.

April, Final preparations

Hi All,

Well the past month has gone by quite quickly and as you probably know by now I have reached my target of £300 raised for the Corfu charities to be donated at Easter.

Once again I would like to thank you all for buying the ebook and the Kindle edition, your support will be greatly appreciated by the less fortunate people in Corfu at the most important celebration of the year.

I know I have probably driven you all mad at times with my regular marketing ploys but, you have to admit I have been inventive as I have used every trick in the book! So, thank you for your patience and keep spreading the word as we need to raise money all year round.

I will be flying out on 26th April and arrive in Pelekas late in the evening so, a few beers and a good nights rest. Saturday I will be cleaning the apartment, getting the scooter ready and meeting up with village friends.

Sunday I will start out on my new journey to the villages of the North. I will travel up the west coast past Paleokastritsa where my expedition will begin. 

I am happy to meet anyone with local knowledge of their village for a frappe as I travel round, and I will be staying overnight in different places for several days as I make my way from west to east. So if you know where there is a cheap room for the night with a taverna nearby then get in touch.

I won’t be able to cover the whole of the north on my first trip but, I will be back in June and August to complete part 2 of the book then.

So, watch out for me, I will be on a Black Piaggio scooter with a Mod target and a Northern Soul sticker on the front and I will be wearing a Mod target helmet.

Steve Ford...Coming to a village near you!!

Steve

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013 at 10:49am
I would head south and have lunch at Boukari before going onto Petriti for the evening (a diversion up to Chlomos for a drink in one of the most beautiful villages with stunning views might be a good idea. Stay 2 nights in Petriti and from there you can explore the fantastic beach of the south west coast and the wetlands area at Lefkimi.
Then leave Petriti and drive via Agios Mattheos to Agios Gordios, and Pelekas and on to Paleocastritsa.
I would only stay one night there, but visit the monastery in the evening.
Next day go north stopping to visit Angelocastro and then stay on Agios Georgios Pagi for a couple of nights so you can explore the north west (Afionas area). 
I would then head across to the  north east, visit Perithia, and stay three nights in Kassiopi to explore Perithia and the Pantocrator villages, also hire a boat one day and go down the coast finding one of the beautiful little coves to have to yourselves!

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Posted: 27 Jan 2013 at 1:02am
Hiya Steve,
 
Thanks for the information, I am sure we will be in touch. We've never been to Pelekas but have heard good things about it.
 
Best wishes
Terry

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Posted: 26 Jan 2013 at 2:25am
Hi Terry,
 
A nights stay will cost you around 25 euros a night depending on the time of year. That is for 2 people!
 
Pelekas is a lovely village with a beach too. You can always email me here,
 
 
Steve, Wink

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013 at 8:36pm
What is the situation regarding a night or two's accomodation in Pelekas, sounds delightful there?
 
Best wishes,
Terry

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Posted: 06 Jan 2013 at 12:55am

Pelekas village lies on the west coast of Corfu some 15 kilometers west of Corfu town and the airport.
Taxi to the village is currently 25 euros or you can catch the number 11 bus from San Rocco Square for 2 euros.

It is not exactly known when the village was founded, although the name Pelekas can be found in the historical archives of Corfu as far back as the 16th century and in church records dating from the 17th century.
It is also unknown where the name Pelekas comes from, although one suggestion is that it derives from the word "pelekis" which was a type of ancient axe, used by the villagers for cutting wood or carving stone.

In the lower part of the village is the Theotokos Odigitria church where the service takes place for the yearly panayiri or festival on 23rd August. This swells the local population from around 500 to over 1,000 in the main plateia or Square.

In the upper part of the village is the Saint Nikolaos church and a 15 minute walk uphill will bring you to the Kaisers Throne viewpoint and a third church called Thetokos Evangelistria. Two further churches fall in to the Pelekas area and they are Saint Anargyri and Saint Onoufrios. All these churches date from around 1750.

There are many tavernas and cafe bars in Pelekas which is unusual for a village inland.

This is a legacy from the late 70's and 80's as scandanavians and europeans alike took advantage of cheap student bus and railway tickets to visit Corfu.

As Pelekas beach, known locally as Kontagialos became the backpackers daytime paradise, the village 20 minutes uphill became the centre for their nightlife.
Hundreds of young backpackers crammed the streets, the local people embraced them and duly supplied them food and drink by opening more tavernas and bars, many of them still surviving today.

The Pelekas Cultural Society promotes cultural awareness, maintains local traditions and organises festivals, as well as running choirs and dance groups.

There is also a costume museum on the main road up to the village which houses a private collection of traditional Greek dress dating from the 19th century.

Now Pelekas is back to a traditional village where life ambles along at a slow pace. In the summer months there is a free bus service that will take you from the village down to the beaches of Pelekas and Glyfada.

All the traffic have to give way as the bus to Corfu Town does a multi point turn around in the square. Cats walk in the road as tourists come through on their way to Glyfada and Mirtiotissa beaches. Cars slow down to let Spiros from the souvlaki grill room cross the road to serve his customers.

So, next time you are in Corfu, take a trip to Kaisers Throne, have some lunch in the village square and then head down to the beach for a well deserved swim. Sunbathe on the sandy beach and watch the dramatic sunset over the sea.


Stevie, Smile

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Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 12:42am
Hi,
Just thought I would start a post asking when the village festivals are in 2013.
Anyone with definite information, could you please post the village and dates and I will add them to this post. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of these dates for the village festivals are not all set in stone as they can be cancelled at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or if there is a death in the village. Local knowledge is best.

18th March    Corfu Clean Monday (Kathara Deftera) celebrated in many villages with kite flying, processions, dancing

28th April   Corfu Town Palm Sunday. St. Spyridon procession

1st May   Corfu Labour Day, parades and other festivities, also marks the Feast of Flowers, a celebration with very ancient roots in festivals of the Goddess Demeter

3rd May   Corfu Good Friday. Day of Epitaphios. Each church brings out it's funeral bier and parades it through the village

4th May    Corfu Holy Saturday. At 11am the First Resurrection and pot throwing custom take place. Silver gilt case containing the body of St. Spyridon is exposed for public worship for 3 days and nights. Thousands pay homage to kiss his slippered feet. St. Spyridon procession with bands

5th May   Corfu Easter Sunday culminating days of celebration

6th May   Makrades Panegyri/Festival

10th May   Paleokastritsa Panegyri/Festival

12th May   Krini Panegyri/Festival (Tou Thomas)

8th May   Kassiopi Celebrating a blind boy who after staying in the church over night regained his sight

8th May   Kanoni Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

9th June   Alikes, Petalia, Zigo, Potamo

12th June   Pelekas St. Onofrio's Day

13th June   Arillas The Ascension festival

13th June   Analipsi/Kato Korakiana Panegyri/Festival

24th June   Agios Ioannis Fire jumping 23rd June 2013  (Triklino)

24th June   Kontokali, Stavro, Aghirades, Kastellani, Antipernoi, Othoni, Afionas
Festival of the Holy Spirit

29th June   Kombitsi, Stronghili, Vitalades Festival of Saints Peter and Paul

2nd July    Kanoni  Procession and Festival of Madonna of Vlacherena

7th July   Peroulades Panegyri/Festival

8th July   Kavos, Lefkimmi, Agios Prokopios Celebration of St. Prokopios

11/12th July        Karousades            Panegyri/Festival

13th July   San Rocco Square Festival in honour of St Spyridonas

17th July   Benitses, Spartera, Avliotes St. Marina festival

20th July   Magoulades Festival of Elia the prophet

25th/26th July   Lafki Village Main day 26th

28th July   Roda/Loutses/San.Stef NE Panegyri/Festival

2nd August          Kassiopi 1st Folklore Festival in the harbour

3rd August    Benitses Sardine festival

3/4th August        Arillas Antamona Festival, Dancing groups from other parts of Greece
 
4th August    Paleokastritsa Varkarola

6th August   Pontikonisi, Perivoli, Strinilia, Evropuli, Paleochori, Ag. Deka, Agios Mattheos Church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus, with days of pilgrimage (1-6th August) on Mount Pantokrator

7th August    St. Spiridon Varkarola 

8/9th August    Nymfes Festival/Panegyri

9th August Skripero Frog Festival

9th August Petriti Varkarola

10th August Ipsos Sardine festival

11th August    Corfu Town Silver gilt case containing the body of St. Spyridon is exposed for public worship for 3 days and nights. Thousands pay homage to kiss his slippered feet. St. Spyridon procession with bands
15th August    Corfu Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Many big festivals with church processions, feasts

16th August    Kato Garouna Gala weekend

17th August    Kavadades Panegyri/Festival

22nd August Agrafi Panegyri/Festival

23rd August    Gastouri, Pelekas, Ag. Deka, Viros, Poulades.  Festival of the Virgin Odigitrias

24th August    Loustri/Gimari Pie Festival

31st August          Agni Varkarola

1st September    Kalami Varkarola

7th September Arillas Wine festival, food and dancing

8th September    Afra, Sinarades, Marathia, Agios Markos, Lefkimmi Festivals/Feast days

14th September   Sidari Feast of the Holy Cross in the Monastery of St. Ionnis

15th September   Kavadades Wine Festival with spit roast pork and lamb. 

24th September   Vatos Myrtidiotissa festival

26th September   Karousades, Porta Remounta Festival of St.John/James the theologian

21st September   Kassiopi/Moraitika Wine festival

9-13th October    Arillas Corfu Beer Festival
25th October Messonghi Panegyri/Festival  

28th October Ochi Day Celebrated by processions throughout Corfu

3rd November Corfu Town St. Spyridon procession

12th December Corfu Town St. Spyridon. The procession takes place inside the church and NOT 
around the town.
Then he is placed in front of the altar for three days.
You will be lucky to even get a glimpse of the Saint because the 
whole of Greece comes over for these three days.

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Posted: 30 Sep 2012 at 12:34am
Hi All,
 
I have been going to Corfu for 25 years now and I can't believe the lack of information about the Corfu Villages.
 
So, Last year I decided to research and write an ebook about Corfu's beautiful villages.
 
All the villages in the book I have visited myself and all the photographs I have taken myself.
 
It has took a lot of time and effort but I feel it will all be worth it when the book is released.
 
In a couple of weeks time I will release a "taster" from my own village of Pelekas to give you and idea of how it will look. This will probably be a free pdf download.
 
I hope to complete the book in November and this will be available on Amazon to buy at a small charge. I hope to donate most of the profit to a Corfu Charity.
 
Kind Regards, Stevie. Smile

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012 at 1:38am
Hi,
Is this hotel not near Pelekas?

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Posted: 19 Sep 2012 at 11:31pm
Hi, a friend of mine is going to the Pelekas Beach Hotel here and just wondered if anyone had been there?? Also anywhere close to visit thats worth a visit?? Any feedback would be great....

Michelle

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Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 6:00pm
I have a couple of photos of a very small bar in a village somewhere I think near Pelekas. We are returning to Corfu next week and I would love to find this place again. The locals there where so helpful to us and even picked some oranges from a nearby tree, and a local man with his goat gave us some home-made wine from a pouch. Not sure how to post the pics, can anyone help me.
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Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 11:32am
I have a couple of photos of a very small bar in a village somewhere I think near Pelekas. We are returning to Corfu next week and I would love to find this place again. The locals there where so helpful to us and even picked some oranges from a nearby tree, and a local man with his goat gave us some home-made wine from a pouch. Not sure how to post the pics, can anyone help me.
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Posted: 04 Jul 2012 at 2:05am
Pinched from the old Agni forum

Out of the airport, turn left for 200 metres, sharp right at the lights heading back into Town, first major road left after 300 metres and Lidl is just on the right by the new dual carriageway. Altogether - 3 minutes.

And also

Don't worry if you miss the dual carriage sharp right slip road which ends at Lidl. If you have turned right but not sharp enough you come to a T junction (left to Ropa Valley and Pelekas). Turn right and go over the hill and down the other side to a cross roads. Turn right there and Lidl is about 300 metres down on left hand side.

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012 at 12:49am
The road down to Myrtos beach Ellenjay is not as steep as Kaminaki and Pelekas beach.
Most of the guests were brought down by coach.
White shingley beach and surrounded by a white cliff made the temperature rise to about 35degrees. The dissapointment on some of the girls faces when they couldn't use their high heel
shoes.

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Posted: 15 Apr 2012 at 5:30pm
Welcome to the site Hannah, we didnt stay in Arillas, but very much enjoyed a visit there. We used a lovely taverna opposite a supermarket at the junction at the top end of the road that leads to the beach, called the Amourada we had a superb fish platter plus a couple of mezes a salad and drinks for about 20e. Was in 2007 so will probably be a bit more now but still amazing value for a lovely meal. 
A car will be a must as the bus service will not be frequent enough or run late enough to be of much use for sight seeing. Would suggest a trip to Paleokastritsa, its so pretty and has many good tavernas. The Achellion is a must, which can take in a trip to the lovely villages of Pelekas and Sinarades, as is a visit to Corfu town to stroll around (or get lost) in the campiello, enjoy coffee at the Liston and lunch on real Corfiot food at Rouvas taverna (near M&S) plus the two forts and museums. And thats just for starters. Loads to see and do and lots of great tavernas to discover. Am certain you'll both have a great time, and if you need suggestions for tavernas further afield I'm certain there will be no shortage of good advice.
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