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Gouvia to Corfu Town

by stefaniadebattista

Dear all,

i'll be visiting Corfu this summer and my travel agent has offered me the Park Hotel in Gouvia. Just wanted to check whether Gouvia is a good place to stay at for the holiday? Is it too quiet? Are there good beaches and bars around?

Another important question - How far is it from Corfu Town? And what's the best way to travel to Corfu town?

Thanks a lot
Stefania Debattista

Re: Gouvia to Corfu Town

by mariakaptein

here some links, hope they are helpfull!! enjoy maria

Gouvia to Corfu Town



Gouvia used to be a village outside Corfu, now I suppose we can considered it as part of the Corfu suburbs.It' s quite a touristic place, not a quiet one, with many hotels, bars and tavernas.

Gouvia is not a famous place for its beaches! Actually, all the beaches around the City of Corfu are not good at all!You have to travel at least 20 kms away from Corfu, north or south to find the beaches you have been expecting for!

And as you are Italian (I presume!), I can tell you that Gouvia used to be the place for "gli arsenali veneziani".It should be around 6 Kms away from Corfu. (direction: north).

If you want to travel to the City of Corfou, there are the following options:
1)By bus which is not frequent, but cheap
2)By taxi, but more expensive
3)Rent a car (there is an Italian version of the site)

Buone ferie!

Travel Tips for Corfu Island

Great Waves and a Quiet Beach!!!

by Zandra

Instead of visiting the crowded beach in Sidhari, drive a little bit further to Peroulades. The beach might not be as nice as in Sidhari, but it has the same cliffs, it is a lot quieter and on a windy day the waves are great here!!! Not recommended for people with disabilities, since one has to walk some steep steps to get down to the beach. Beware of nudists (just look the other way) :-)

Paleokastritsa, Corfu Island, Greece

by apekovic

Paleokastritsa has long been considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu and is a renowned Greek beauty spot. Paleokastritsa is chiefly memorable for the excepcional scenery along with the superb beaches. While on holiday in Paleokastritsa resort you can swim at six different secluded sand and fine pebble beaches enclosed by tall cliffs, wooded headlands, olive groves, lemon and cypress trees and lush hilly countryside. Paleokastritsa is situated 16 miles north-west of Corfu's attractive capital, Corfu Town. The resort runs along the coast road that winds among the cliffs and sheltered bays. It is a hilly place full of twists and turns and unexpected views.

houses of D.Solomos and N.Zervos

by mindcrime

Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857) is one of the most popular poets in Greece (most of the people know him for writing a poem (Hymn To Liberty) that became the greek national anthem (so, as Greeks we all know about it/him).

He was born in Zakynthos that is part of the Ionian islands (like Corfu) but he moved to Corfu after his studies and his biographies always mention those years in Corfu as the happiest of his life. The museum Dionisios Solomos is housed at the building(pic1) that he used spent big part of his life (1828-1857). It was bombed during WWII. You can see some personal objects, like his office and many old photographs, portraits, some old maps and documents of him.

It is open Tuesday to Sunday 8.30-15.00

A few steps away is another building (at number 7) where Nikos Zervos(1901-1988), the local painter lived, worked and died (pic 2). At the same house lived earlier the artist Edward Lear (1863-1864).

We just took a picture of it and continued on our way to the old port. Before that we came across a square with a monument (pic 3). The square is called square 10th Pezikou & Syntagmatos, nothing really special but it makes great contrast with the new Fortress at the background (pic 4). When we reached the old port of Corfu (which is located at the east of the new port) we just stopped there, took pics of the boats (pic 5), this port is used only by sailboats and yachts now.


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