Gouvia, Resort Overview

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Gouvia, Resort Overview

Gouvia, Corfu

Overview

Get up early and watch the sunrise, it is just as dramatic as the sunsets on the west coast.

The resort of Gouvia –   former fishing village , is only a few kilometres north and hosts many restaurants, tavernas and lively bars as well as the Marina – the main marina in Corfu. It is one of the largest in the Ionian sea with over 1200 berths it welcomes many yachts from all over Europe.and a livelier atmosphere.


Location             North East of Corfu Town
Corfu Airport 10 km
Travel Time    20 minutes by car or taxi


Accommodation
Gouvia is has well appointed hotels, villas, studios and apartments to cater for everyone.

Bars, Restaurants, Tavernas and Supermarkets
There are many restaurants and Tavernas selling international cuisine including Chinese, Mexican, and Thai dishes as well traditional Greek food. Gouvia has an active and varied nighlife

Beach & Swimming & Water Sports
The beach here is not a big one and consists of sand and shingle. There are several coves to explore around the bay which gives the visitor a feeling of discovery. The usual water sports are available together with sun beds to hire and snacks are widely available.

Nearby
Sharing the same beach as Gouvia is the resort of Kontokali, which is also the main entrance to Gouvia Marina.

The village of Agios Ioannis is a just few km west and inland from Gouvia and was a destination for the backpackers during the 70’s. There are a few Tavernas here and a local café where you can relax with the locals.

On the edge of the village is Aqualand – Corfu’s largest water park which sits in 125,000 metres of land and boasts some of the biggest and highest water slides in Greece.

History
There has been a resort here since the 70’s and has grown organically into a compact resort but with a wide variety of things to do.

In the 17th century the natural bay of Gouvia was used as a naval base by the Venetians. The boatyard that they built to house the boats is still there today although it is on private land now.

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