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Paradise at the foot of of Pelekas
One of Corfu's most beautiful blue flag beaches, Glyfada, is situated on Corfu's west coast, beneath the hill of Pelekas. Like many of the coastal resorts around Greece, the hospitality is welcoming with enticing tavernas offering fresh sea food, as well as laid back bars accompanied by soft music.
The emerald waters lapse the soft golden sands, with tree covered cliffs surrounding the beach, the perfect paradise to relax on your sunbed, take a refreshing swim and enjoy the views. For those seeking something more active, there are plenty of watersports to take part in from water-skiing to pedalos.
Whilst Glyfada offers one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu, and the ideal spot to relax, there is plenty to see and explore too. Visit the traditional village of Pelekas, which boasts the most picturesque sunsets from the Kaiser Throne. Within a short distance from Glyfada there is the Monastery of Panagia of Myrtiotissa, opportunities to play golf, or even join a trek by horseback. Plus, the largest water-park, Aqualand, in Europe, great for families and groups of friends.
At Sovereign, we're pleased to introduce Glyfada into our portfolio due to the recent introduction of the new Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection, the younger sister to the renowned Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection, in Crete. The resort has taken a bohemian approach to luxury, with earthy, relaxing and modern tones that make this accommodation one of a kind in Corfu. It really is one to consider for couples, families and groups of friends.
Flight time from the UK to Corfu is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Corfu airport to Corfu Town is approximately 5 minutes.
Like the rest of Greece, Corfu is a reliable year-round destination for sunshine, with the holiday season running loosely from March all the way to October. The mercury is at its peak in July and August, when temperatures push past 30°C and you can expect sunshine 12 hours a day.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.