Island Sailing are pleased to offer Gouvia marina as one of their yacht charter locations in Greece. Based on the beautiful Ionian island of Corfu (or Kerkyra) Gouvia marina is only 20 minutes driver from Corfu airport which makes it a perfect location to start your Greek island sailing holiday. From the Gouvia marina yacht charter base you can explore the North and South Ionian islands as well as the many beautiful towns and villages dotted along the mainland coast.
Once a Venetian naval base, this large land-locked bay is just over three miles WNW from Corfu town (Kerkyra). Gouvia is home to the large, privately owned full service marina in the south east corner. Gouvia Marina, the first privately owned marina in Greece, is situated about 6 kilometres from the town of Corfu (Kerkyra) and 7 kilometres from the International Airport and provides everything you will need whilst on your yacht charter holiday including a supermarkets, shops, laundry, medical centre and shower facilities on site. Gouvia marina also has a number of cafes and restaurants and a great swimming pool and sun terrace which is available to all Island Sailing yacht charter customers who start their sailing holiday at Gouvia marina. The nearby village of Kontokali also offers a range of shops and tavernas.
Gouvia marina on Corfu is a great location to start and end your yacht charter holiday in Greece. Corfu itself has a number of bays, anchorages and harbours to explore. A short sail across to the mainland coast are the small fishing villages of Sayiadha and Plataria with a few tavernas offering the most delicious prawns and freshly caught fish. Sailing south is Mourtos, surrounded by the Sivota Islands and crystal clear water – perfect for snorkeling. Parga is an extremely popular place for visiting yachts and is more lively and atmospheric with one of the north Ionian’s Venetian Forts set on the hill above. The islands of Paxos and Anti-Paxos are, for many the jewels of the Ionian with many Emerald Bays, enchanting small towns and villages and some of the most beautiful anchorages around Anti-Paxos ideal for lunchtime stops and swimming.
The Amvraki Gulf further south is a place of natural beauty and tranquility where large numbers of dolphins and giant turtles reside. Particularly for two week Ionian yacht charter holidays the south Ionian islands of Lefkas, Meganissi, Kastos, Kalamos, Ithaca and Kefalonia also are within easy reach and offer yet more choice of destinations to explore before sailing back up to Corfu.