THE PELIGONI CLUB
Zakynthos | Greece
The Peligoni Club is a family-run beach club in Greece. It’s a members-only retreat for a fun-loving bohemian crowd who want delicious food and drink, creative cocktails, friendly staff and sumptuous settings, but without all the fuss that usually comes with high-end hotels. Peligoni is a sun-drenched home away from home, where you can kick back, let your hair down and watch the world float by.
Small and personal with a focus on quality over quantity, the club will mould itself around your idea of the perfect Greek island holiday. So spend your precious days off doing watersports, or sun-worshipping by the decks and the pool, making your way through the Booker Prize shortlist, doing yoga or sipping rosé: whatever you feel like, we’ve got it covered.
Unlike a typical hotel resort or beach club, we don’t have uniform accommodation on-site. Instead, we book our guests into a range of villas, cottages and B&Bs, either by the sea or in the beautiful hills of north Zakynthos behind the club.
In addition to choosing the perfect accommodation for you and your group, the second key part of booking a Peligoni holiday is membership. Guests who have booked accommodation through us must then book weekly memberships which gives them access to all the club’s facilities and activities throughout the duration of their holiday.
An optional addition to your Peligoni holiday is watersports. Those who want to do watersports can choose from sailing, windsurfing and paddle sports packages. Our team of highly qualified instructors are on hand to provide expert tuition and an unforgettable experience.
Bella Franks’ Art Week In June
From 12th to 19th June, artist Bella Franks is returning to The Peligoni Club to host her popular life drawing classes once again, as well as a daily portrait corner for guests to learn portrait drawing. There will also be the chance to become the portrait model and sit for Bella as she sketches you.
Bella Franks is a figurative artist who hosts pop-up life drawing classes in London and Brighton in living rooms, members clubs, work places and for special events. Her laid-back and welcoming approach to this classical art practice is refreshing and totally in-tune with our relaxed and fun-loving ethos at Peligoni.
Peligoni’s 30th Anniversary!
Just like that, we’ve turned 30. We can’t believe it has been three decades since the club’s founders, Johnny and Vanessa opened their humble clubhouse upon a serene rocky outcrop so that friends and family could join them every summer. My family took over in the 2000s and have set about to maintain the magic we love, whilst continuing to improve the experience year after year. As a tribute to those who were there in the beginning, we are giving complimentary champagne to any guests or staff who came to Peligoni in the 90s who book this summer. We’d love to see you again and I look forward to reminiscing about the days when the staff transportation was a moped and we could feed the entire club with just one pig! Thank you for continued your support, here’s to the next 30 years!
Ben Shearer, Managing Director
The House Party
In 2018 we launched The House Party, our three day micro-festival filled with feasting, dancing and sun-soaked revelry. This September, we are doing it all again, collaborating with the mighty DJ and man behind Bestival, Rob da Bank, to put on an unforgettable finale to your summer.
So gather your favourite people for one last jaunt of the summer together. Come for the entire week or just the The House Party itself, we have a range of accommodation in the hills nearby to suit all styles and budgets.
I am certain that this great event will continue to grow and strengthen; we will be back next year with our university crew who have fond memories of The Peligoni Club from their teenage years.