Pelekas and The Kaiser's Throne

We start our tour by driving to the hilltop village of Pelekas which is famous for its views across Corfu. Between 1908 and the First World War the German Kaiser, Wilhelm, spent his summers at Achilleion Palace on the east coast of Corfu.

His favourite trip was to Pelekas to watch its magnificent sunsets. Here, an easily accessed observation point offers probably the best panoramic views to be found anywhere in Corfu. This spot, on the rock summit above the village, is still known today as "Kaisers Throne", and you too can enjoy the breathtaking view of the island spread out below.

The village itself has a number of excellent restaurants and a great little cafe in a tree shaded corner of the square.