The resort of Gouvia lays on the East coast about 8km north of Corfu town and can be reached by car in a little over 10 minutes. The blue buses go through Gouvia and provide a good, frequent service. It is a good location to explore other parts of the island as many main roads divide off from here. There is a small single beach set in a secluded natural bay flagged on one side by Kemeno village where you can see the church of Ipapanti, set on small island within the bay. It is well worth walking around this side of the bay to see the church or exploring further up the hill into Kemeno where there are some lovely restaurants and the scenery is stunning. Heading in the other direction along the coast you will find the ruins of the 17th century Venetian Naval shipyard which was once situated here. There are many tavernas, bars and shops on the road running through the Gouvia resort as well as along the beach. The road through Gouvia takes you past the Venetian shipyard and runs into the resort of Kontokali and the Gouvia Mariana, both of which can be walked to.
Gouvia Marina is between the resorts of Gouvia and Kontokali and was the first privately owned marina in Greece. There are several restaurants and bars in the marina area and it is an ideal place to sit and watch the world go by both day and night. The marina moors some beautiful boats and is well worth a visit just to see them.
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