Kontogialos (Kondogialos) is a beautiful sandy beach on the western coast of Corfu
, just next to Glyfada
. Actually, it is the beach of the village of Pelekas
, located on a hill above Kontogialos, and it is better known as Pelekas beach.
You can reach Kontogialos via a narrow road starting before you enter Pelekas. The roads winds down for a few kilometers with hairpin turns and terrific views until it reaches the sea. Parking lots are available at both ends of the beach, some of them are only for clients of certain beach bars. The beach is wide, there are sunbeds and parasols, showers, volleyball nets. There are also boats and pedal boats to rent. The sand is very soft, no pebbles or rocks, and the sea bottom is very shallow around the shore. Except for the large hotel complex which occupies the south end of Kontogialos, the rest buildings are small complexes with rooms and studios to rent, villas and one hostel.
The southernmost part of the beach ends with a small and rocky harbor for fishing boats. It is almost circular in shape and they call it Vrachos because of the rock pieces scattered in the sea around it. Next to the port there is a tiny secluded beach with sand and pebbles.If you follow the road after Vrachos it will lead you to the neighbor and not much popular Gialiskari