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Gouvia

A short drive from Corfu Town, Gouvia is a popular destination offering both lively nightlife and quiet hillside spots. It is home to the island’s premier yacht marina, a wide selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars, plus a narrow beach offering sun loungers and boat trips.

  • 20 minsfrom Corfu
Gouvia
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Food & Dining

Food and dining at Gouvia

Corfu offers a wide choice of local dishes such as moussaka, beef stifado, pastitsatha, bourthetto and bourou-bourou to name a few. As well as traditional well-known dishes including Greek salad with feta cheese and dolmades.

Restaurant Types

  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
  • International

Nightlife

Nightlife at Gouvia

In Gouvia there are some excellent restaurants and on the whole it is a quiet area, but there are also a few streets with bars and night clubs, giving a great variety of places to eat and drink.

Shops & Facilities

General Services

  • Post office
  • Internet cafe
  • ATM's

24-hour taxi rank situated at the centre of the resort.

Food Shopping

  • Mini market
  • Supermarket

Healthcare

  • Doctor / Clinic

Excursions and Places of Interest

Excursions and Places of interest at Gouvia

Vineyards

The Theotoky Estate is found in the beautiful Ropa Valley, located near the village of Giannades on the western side of Corfu. With more than 130 years of experience, the estate is set in 300 acres of grounds; the estate also produces olive oil and olives. The cellar door is open from 1000 – 1500, with wine tastings made by appointment.

Cruises

Various boat excursions can be taken from all many of the ports and harbour resorts in Corfu (Corfu Town, Gouvia, Kassiopi, St.Stefanos, Paleokastritsa, Roda, Sidari), the variety of boat trips explore: Corfu’s coastline, trips to Albania, the islands of Paxos and Anti-Paxos, Parga and mainland Greece.

Local sporting events

Corfu Town is home to a cricket ground in Spianda Square, where various tournaments and matches are held throughout the summer.

Natural areas of beauty

Ropa Valley sits centrally on the western side of the island, which is a large plateau of fertile land, offering vineyards, and olive groves.
Mount Pantokrator – the islands largest mountain sits at 900 meters tall, supporting a range of flora and fauna.

Water Parks

Aqualand – is the islands largest water-park, located in the centre of the island in the village of Agios Ioannis (13km west from Corfu Town). The park is set in over 75,000m2 of grounds, offering: over 36 water slides, 15 adventure pools, Jacuzzi and much more. A great day out for all ages of the family.

Sidari Water Park – based in the north of the island in the resort of Sidari, this small, waterpark offers a small selection of slides and a pool.

Other excursions

Corfu Town – explore the town with its: Old and New Fortresses, Achillion Palace, City Palace, Mon Repo Palace, winding streets, Churches, Paleopolis Ruins to name just a few things.
Kanoni and Mouse Island – just on the outskirts of Corfu Town, one of the most pictured viewpoints in Corfu – a little church sits all on its own little island.

Paleokastritsa – visit the Monastery and the bay below, where you can take a boat trip round into the caves.

The old town

Corfu’s old town is a delight to experience and walk around, from its colourful Venetian architecture to fabulous Byzantine Churches, the town fuses both a wonderful historic ambience fused with modern day living.

Museums

Achilleon Palace (Corfu Town) – Corfu’s most famous building offering a collection of possessions from its previous owners – Empress Sissi and Kaiser Wilhelm II. Open Daily from 0800 – 1500.

Asian Arts Museum (Corfu Town) is situated in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George – collections include: Chinses porcelain, Japenese printed pictures, Indian sculptures in bronze and wooded carvings, there are also rooms with ornate furniture and decorations.

Archaeological Museum (Corfu Town), some of artefacts of the Museum consist of: Temple of Artemis, ancient finds from the citadel of Corfu, a collection from findings of ancient city of Kerkyra, the Kerkyrian Kassiopi, and excavations of Thesprotia.

Old Fortress Byzantine Museum (Corfu Town) – holds a Byzantine collection of Corfu, from mosaics to sculptures.

Municipal Art Gallery – (Corfu Town) is situated in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George – a collection of works from local artists of the 19th century.

Acharavi Folklore Museum (Acharavi, North Corfu) – exhibit from the period of 1860-1960 of local folklore.

Solomos Museum (Corfu Town) – Dionysus Solomos was a National Greek poet who wrote lyrics to the National Greek Hymn. The museum is where he lived and features many of his personal items, manuscripts, portraits and photographs.

Churches / Cathedrals

Corfu has many churches all over the island, with some of the more popular being:

Saint Spiridon (Corfu Town) – Patron of the island, this Venetian designed church sits in the centre of the town and has a bell tower which is the highest point of Corfu Town.

St. James Catholic Church (Corfu Town) - located next to the Town Hall in Dimarchio Square.

Spiliotissa Church (Corfu Town) – situated at the front of the old port.

Vlaherna Monastery (Corfu Town) – just south of Corfu Town on the Kanoni peninsula, this small 17th century monastery is set on an island connected via a small walkway, and looks across to Pantocrator Church, set on the island of Pontikonissi.

Paleokastritsa Monastery (Paleokastritsa) – set on the hillside above the village, this monastery was built circa 1225.

Pantokratoras Monastery – stands at the summit of Mt. Pantokrator, whereby it boosts tremendous awe-inspiring views.

Castles

The Old Fortress (Corfu Town) built by the venetians in the 15th century, this fortress is said to be one of the most impressive in Europe. Explore the fortress and it’s battlements.

The New Fortress (Corfu Town) built in the 16th century on the hill of Saint Mark overlooking the Corfu Towns port, this impressive twin bastioned fortress is a marvel not to be missed.

Anghelokastro (Paleokastritsa area), near to the village of Agios Georgios in the north west of Corfu, this impressive castle is set on steep hillside overlooking the village of Krini. Accessed via a steep footpath from the village of Krini, this castle is open from 0830 – 1500.

Kassiopi Castle (Kassiopi), set in the north east of the island lies this little castle. Local inhabitants of Kassiopi resisted Venetian attack and fought from the castle.

Other Places of interest

Mon Repos is the birthplace of Prince Philip. There are beautiful gardens and a museum here, with the possibility of being able to swim in the jetty.

Activities

Activities at Gouvia

Land activities:

Other activities

Children's ball park (inside) and activity park rides etc. are 10 minutes from the resort.

Other:

Ten pin bowling, Go-karting, Bike hire, Bungee jumping, Fishing, Horse riding

Water activities:

Banana boats, Parasailing, Donuts, Pedaloes

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