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welcome to PELEKAS Corfu (Kerkyra)

Perched on a hillside, Pelekas village is famous the world over for the magnificent views it commands over the Ionian Sea, down the west coast of corfu island It was here that Kaiser Wilhelm II used to come every sundown during his stay at the Achilleion Palace in Corfu (1907-1911) to watch the sun sink into the glittering blue Ionian Sea.
These days, hundreds of tourists follow his example, watching the sun set from a tower known as the Kaiser's Throne.
Pelekas village dates to the 17th century. Today it is an unspoilt and picturesque cluster of colour-washed houses that tumble down the wooded slopes.

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Four kilometres down the road from Pelekas village is the sandy beach of Glyfada -- one of the best that Corfu has to offer, surrounded by steep cliffs that drop straight into the water. Another road down from Pelekas village leads to the villages of Ermones, occupied in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, and Vatos. The Corfu Golf Club is near Ermones. Two kilometres south of Vatos is the glorious beach of Myrtiotissa, named after the 14th-century monastery dedicated to Panaghia Myrtiotissa (Our Lady of the Myrtles). Lawrence Durrel, in his book Prospero's Cell, referred to Myrtiotissa as "perhaps the loveliest beach in the world".
Tracks from Pelekas village lead down to other beaches on the west coast.

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