A Greek seaside charmer

Looking for a nature-filled Grecian escape? Gouvia holidays offer the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, with a sprinkle of culture for good measure, too. An old-school fishing village turned attractive resort, Gouvia sits 8 kilometres outside Corfu Town. Built on the site of an 18th-century Venetian harbour, it has lively nightlife yet retains masses of local Corfiot charm. Along its pretty beaches, which range from sandy to shingly, you’ll find dinky coves and clear blue waters.

Some beaches are secluded and romantic (and perfect for couples), while others are lined with bars and shops. At the beautiful marina, there are shops and restaurants – everything from traditional Greek tavernas to intimate venues serving international cuisine. Spend days enjoying water sports or exploring rustic villages in the hills just outside Gouvia. No matter what you do, whether you’re an adventurous family or a fun-loving couple, you’ll find the best of Corfu on holidays to Gouvia.

Your Gouvia questions, answered

Gouvia hosts several ‘panigiri’ (festivals) to celebrate certain saints, and the streets come alive with music and dancing. The dates change each year, but if you find one, they’re a must-see.

Gouvia holidays are perfect for families and couples who want to relax in between being active while experiencing rugged scenery and enjoying traditional Corfiot culture.

You’ll find everything you need in Gouvia itself, but if you’d like to go further afield then it’s a good idea to rent a car.

Best things to do in Gouvia

Stroll along the marina

Gouvia is home to Corfu’s main marina, where fishing boats and multi-million-dollar yachts bob about offshore. Take a wander to admire them in the early evening.

Go horse riding

Sign up for a horse-riding lesson and explore the verdant green hills close to Gouvia. You’ll trot through fragrant citrus plantations and gorgeous olive groves.

See the Venetian arsenal

Behind the beach, you’ll find the ruins of a Venetian arsenal built in 1716. Seeing its columns and arches against the backdrop of the beach and blue sky is a surreal experience.