Gouvia Marina is easily accessible with a location not far from the airport on the island of Corfu. Offering berths for boats of up to 80m, this large modern marina has a full set of facilities. The port not only has a beautiful view but also a long maritime history to discover.
Gouvia Marina is the first privately owned marina in Greece and it is situated at the island of Corfu, about 6 kilometres from the town of Corfu and only 7 kilometres to the International Airport. The fully organised marina offers facilities and services of high standards. The total capacity is 1235 berths, on both permanent and floating pontoons, while dry dock facilities can serve nearly 520 boats. Boats up to 80 meters long and with 5.5 meters draught can moor.
The marina also offers a full range of boat maintanence services with a 65-ton travel lift as well as 45-ton and 20-ton mobile automatic cranes to manoeuvre boats in and out of water. A smaller 5-ton crane and a boat transporter are also available.
Sightseeing: It was back in the 17th century when Venetian seamen were appealed by the Gouvia area. They used it as an ideal location to build a naval station and shipyards, remains of which are still in sight. As sailing yachts and superyachts from all over the world arrive at Gouvia Marinathis tradition is being kept alive. If you want to enjoy the beautiful Island of Corfu, this is also a good starting point.
The area is perfect for cruising. The northwest of Corfu reaches out to the Diapontian Islands - Mathraki, Othonoi, and Erikoussa. The first one is surrounded by shelving reefs and approach can be extremely difficult. The other two islands, on the other hand, are used as the first port of call for vessels approaching from the Adriatic and consequently have a lot of sea traffic . The area stretching from Sidari to the Ag.Spiridon Peninsula, is home to shallow, sandy beaches, making it a popular spot for sailors with small children and those who enjoy beach games.
With its easy access to shore and calm, warm waters, the northeast coast is ideal for exploring by boat. Kassiopi is also a popular as a colorful harbor. In the 4th century BC, it served as a major Roman port, dedicated to the god Kassios Zeus, protector of seafarers. Between Kassiopi and Barbati the coastline is basically a chain of small bays and coves, providing ideal mooring conditions for all kinds of vessels.
When you’re in this area, you will hear the names of places like Agios Stefanos, Kouloura, Kalami and Agni, which are also great to visit. The west coast of Corfu has the most variety. Its northern parts that feature a rugged, rocky coastline, is surrounded by the cliffs of Palaiocastrits. This area is ideal for underwater exploration, where the small harbor offers a safe anchorage as well as a charming cosmopolitan atmosphere.
When you cruise further south, the landscape starts to become even more friendly with endless beaches of golden sand and turqoise waters. Reaching from the south of the town of Corfu and to the east, the shoreline is mostly level and the shallow waters are wondeful for swimming. Just before Kavos (Lefkimmi), you must stop at the small fishing harbour of Petreti for a meal of fresh fish.
The exquisite charm of the Paxos coastline is well known throughout Ionia. The natural harbours of Lakka, Gaios and Mongonisi are popular spots for boats in during the high season. When strong winds start blowing, the location becomes a bigger advantage as it has a microclimate that protects from the currents and the swell of the Paxos straits. The west coast of the island forms impressive cliffs with sea-caves and underwater caves. If the weather is suitable, you should certainly visit this area.
If you desire a cultural and traditional experience; you must visit Achilion Palace in Gastouri, Corfu. It was built by the Empress of Austria, in 1890. This mystical palace is one touristic hotspot you shouldn’t miss.
In modern Corfu, you can find both luxury hotels and traditional accommodation. The services are always like those of a modern city with an excellent infrastructure. With a golf club that has been praised as one of the best in the world, horse riding clubs, tennis clubs, cricket courts and water sports facilities, the island of Corfu offers various recreational areas to its guests. In Gouvia Marina, berthings are available for yachts up to 80 m long and 5.5 m draft on a short or long term basis.
Berthing, Boatyard & Services
The marina has a mooring capacity of 1,235 yachts, on both permanent and floating pontoons while there are also dry dock facilities for approximately 520 yachts. Distribution of berths is based on the dimensions of the boats. Gouvia Marina can gladly accomodate boats up to 80 m long and with 5,5 m draft. At all berths electricity is available (220V and 380V) as well as fresh water.