Local Culture and History
Churches of Pelekas
Pictures of the six churches to be found in Pelekas.
Corners of Pelekas
A collection of black and white photos by Caroline Gerstad.
Corfu's cuisine is inextricably tied in with its history and this is what makes its food so different from the rest of Greece. It is fascinating to look through a menu and try to work out who brought what.
A list describing the many festivals which punctuate the Corfiot calendar.
There is a local legend about the group of rocks which can be seen a few hundred metres from Kontogialos beach.
Corfu's geographical position meant that it was constantly at the mercy of invaders. This led to a wealth of history and influences. This section looks at the past rulers of Corfu and their present day legacy.
It's surprising how a little Greek will enhance your stay here. If you can offer a few words, even the most simple greetings, you will receive in return an even more enthusiastic welcome. This section contains the Greek alphabet and a few words and phrases that you might find useful.
This 400 year old monastery sits among pine trees and olives on the hillside above the west-coast beach of the
same name. A peaceful spot with breathtaking views.
A unique collection of custom made constructions by Andreas Monopolis. Includes sound devices, designs and musical compositions.
Dedicated to the arts and especially activities that have an interaction between people and the audiovisual arts. The foundations of Monopolis Productions are diligence and the management of activities that offer safety and respect for both creators and their work.
The history, cultivation and production of olives and olive oil. Includes some fascinating olive-related trivia. For instance, did you know that olive oil is an antidote for ammonia poisoning?
Warren Curry paints in two predominant styles, traditional and figurative. His paintings depict the dramatic scenery, wonderful villages and colourful traditions of Corfu. You can now buy limited edition prints of his work.
Pelekas Cultural Society
The Pelekas Cultural Society promotes cultural awareness, maintains local tradition and organises festivals, as well as running choirs and dance groups.
Information about Greek wine and the vineyards of Corfu. There is substantial evidence that wine has been produced in Greece since at least 4000 BC. In "The Odyssey", Homer famously describes "The wine dark sea".