Pelekas is the kind of place where everyone can do something or the other. Located in the Corfu town of Greece, Pelekas is one of the best places to be at if you are looking for some golden sand beaches or even tavernas infringed by olive groves. You can also go for the water-sports and the nightlife is something that would keep you awake. The traditional food of Corfu sets this town too apart from the rest of Corfu. People here are really friendly and would always be very warm in their welcome. Pelekas have been a preferred destination for more than 40 years, especially for independent holiday planners who prefer to visit year after year. If you have not gone here yet and you are looking for a fairly different holiday destination, Pelekas is the place for you to explore. You can choose to just laze around on the beaches or even simply relax by a pool in July or August or even go shopping. You have the option of exploring the whole of the island on foot or by car in the quieter months and during this time you will be able to do justice to the natural beauty of the area. The origin of Pelekas as a name is still unknown, although some say that it is derived from the word "pelekis" which was basically a type of an ancient axe used by the villagers for carving stone or cutting wood. The date of the town is not known either, but Corfu records suggest 16th century and church records suggest 17th century. All in all, it is a lovely place to be at- you must try it out for a quiet peaceful getaway and definitely feature it on your go to list if you are a beach person!
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