From Kontokali Beach to Danilia and Dassia

Gouvia holidays will take you to the east coast of Corfu, to a sheltered bay just north of Corfu Town. Once a Venetian naval base,Gouvia now boasts a stunning marina with some impressive yachts on display. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, mainly sand and pebble with secluded coves to explore and water sports covering everything from the depths of diving to the dizzy heights of paragliding. Enjoy horse riding through the surrounding hillside and olive groves or take a trip to nearby Kontokali beach for a change of scenery. The nearby lagoon water park offers a fun day out for all the family, while a wander round the bay will bring you to the picturesque Ipapanti Church, jutting out into the waters of the Ionian Sea. Visit the local village of Danilia, authentically rebuilt after the earthquakes of 1953, or the lively resort of Dassia.

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A cosmopolitan resort with excellent restaurants

Shopping on holidays in Gouvia is mainly small supermarkets and souvenir outlets, just head into Corfu Town for the serious shopping. Nightlife on Gouvia holidays is quite lively with a good selection of bars and discos, locals travel from all around to dine out in Gouvia, which is an impressive advert by any standards, with some very respectable restaurants especially around the harbour area. Accommodation is very family friendly and can be found on a self catering basis with apartments and private villas, or enjoy the warm hospitality of the hotels and guest houses situated around the bay. If you’re looking for a holiday with a cosmopolitan feel, highly recommended restaurants, lively nightlife and excellent beaches then Gouvia could be just the place for you. You can book cheap holidays to Gouvia at

Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Places to Visit

Church of Ipanpandi

– Located in the very middle of the bay. A small road leads out to the old site, which has been restored over the years. It is host to many popular events, most notably baptisms and weddings, and according to tradition married women are to go there to get their wishes to having children granted.

Venetian Shipyard

– The large bay of Gouvia forms a natural harbour which houses todays marina but in the in the 17th century Venetian seamen selected the area of Gouvia as an ideal location for creating a naval base. They fortified the entrance of the harbour with a small fort commonly known as Scarpa, parts of which still remain.