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Category: Corfu
Forum Name: Pelekas
Forum Discription: The village is typically Greek, with narrow roads and Orthodox Church facades. Far below the village is a beautiful andy beach.
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Topic: Pelekas Village
Posted By: stevie f
Subject: Pelekas Village
Date 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 By: vangerover
Date 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 By: stevie f
Date 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,
 
mailto:corfuvillages(at)gmail.com" rel="nofollow - corfuvillages(at)gmail.com  
 
Steve, Wink


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Posted By: vangerover
Date 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 By: stevie f
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2013 at 1:10am
Anytime Terry.
 
Steve.


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Posted By: vangerover
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2013 at 12:46pm
Thanks for the excellent link.
 
best wishes
Terry


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Posted By: Barrie
Date 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 By: Barrie
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 11:01am
Booked up for 2 nights in Agnes rooms in June. Looking forward, have you been

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Posted By: Barrie
Date Posted: 21 May 2013 at 7:45pm
Has anyone been to Agnes rooms in Pelekas? What are they like?

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Posted By: stevie f
Date Posted: 21 May 2013 at 8:16pm
Hi Barrie,

Yes I have put a few of our friends in Agnes rooms. They are basic but clean and you will be in the centre of the village.

They do a nice breakfast, you can ask for bacon and eggs if you want. Alexandria is the very slim lady who will probably serve you. She is very nice. Agnes the older lady will probably show you your room.

Tell them Steve sent you for extra special service!

Steve,


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Posted By: Barrie
Date Posted: 23 May 2013 at 4:35pm
Thanks Steve will do and Steve is their things to do at night time


Posted By: stevie f
Date Posted: 23 May 2013 at 5:28pm
With 6 tavernas and 5 bars I'm sure there will be something going on!
 
Steve.


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Posted By: Barrie
Date Posted: 23 May 2013 at 8:44pm
Sounds good to me cheers Steve


Posted By: vangerover
Date Posted: 23 May 2013 at 8:49pm
Hiya Barrie,
 
How did you pay for your room at Agnes Rooms? You can pm me with the details if that would be better.
 
best wishes
Terry


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Posted By: Barrie
Date Posted: 25 May 2013 at 2:38pm
We just phoned them up Terry

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Posted By: vangerover
Date Posted: 26 May 2013 at 1:00am
Thanks, Barrie,
 
We've now done that and have booked two nights in September Big smile
 
best wishes
Terry


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Posted By: Barrie
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2013 at 11:21am
Have a good time Terry

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Posted By: vangerover
Date 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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another Mythos? well, just to be sociable!


Posted By: vangerover
Date 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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another Mythos? well, just to be sociable!


Posted By: vangerover
Date 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 By: vangerover
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2013 at 3:07pm
To answer my own questions, the taxi is E25, the bus E1.50 and there is a travel agent.

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Posted By: Barrie
Date 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 By: stevie f
Date 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

http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.papanagiotoutravel.com%2F&h=sAQGw_PBM&s=1" rel="nofollow - 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 By: Barrie
Date 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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Posted By: stevie f
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2015 at 5:09pm
May, July and September this year Barrie...

Enjoy your time in Pelekas!

Steve,

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www.corfuvillages.eu


Posted By: Bob and Wendy
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2015 at 7:28pm
Steve, any idea with regards to opening hours of the costume museum?
Bob.

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Posted By: stevie f
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2015 at 7:51pm
The museum is open each day from 10.00 to 14.00 (other hours by appointment) and entrance costs two euros.

Groups are most welcome. For more information please phone (+30) 26610 94548 (Greek), (+30) 6932515421

Steve,

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www.corfuvillages.eu


Posted By: Barrie
Date 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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