Gouvia Marina

Our main base is located in Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Greece. This large, land-locked bay lies just over 3M WNW of Kerkyra Port and Corfu Town.

From here you can explore the North Corfu Channel, Central Corfu, South Corfu, the small islands Paxos and Anti Paxos, and popular mainland Greece ports and bays including Sayada and Plataria. Further south are also the islands of Lekfas, Ithaca, Cephalonia and Zakinthos – all waiting to be explored during your Ionian sailing holiday.

Facilities include water and electricity at all berths, onsite showers, toilets and laundry, an ATM and mini markets, shops, a cafe, a restarant and a large swimming pool with (snack) bar. Outside the marine in Kondoklai village there’s another ATM and a bigger and cheaper supermrket, as well as several restaurants and bars.

In this port there are permanent mooring lines, so don’t use your own anchor. Watch out when leaving the berth that the thin rope connecting the mooring to the quay doesn’t get tangled in your propeller. When sailing into Gouvia always keep the green buoys on starboard and the red ones on port. Don’t try to sail otherwise, you’ll get stuck.

The ISA and Sea You Yachts boats lie on pier T of quay A

We can recommend the following restaurants:

  • Takis Taverna in Kontokali, with all kinds of grilled meat, many Corfiot dishes, but also their own recipes such as Dimitri’s own smoked trout.
  • Bistro Boileau to the right of the pedestrian’s exit of the marina. Slightly more expensive restaurant that cooks a good fillet steak.
  • Between Gouvia and Kondokali there’s Pizzeria Enzo. Also for pizza’s to go if you feel like eating on the boat.
  • 5 kilometers towards Paleokastritsa there’s bio bistro Lucciola, serving organic food and with live music in the weekends.

Paxos Lakka

A large bay on the North end of Paxos Island much visited by tripper boats, dinghy sailors, wind surfers and yachts.

Paxos Longos

A miniature harbour a third of the way down the E coast from Lakka. Most provisions onshore and tavernas and bars.

Paxos Gaios

The main harbour on the island tucked in and completely hidden behind the islet of Ay Nikolaos. Ferries and excursion boats run from Corfu and Parga on a daily basis and some of the large ferries from Italy also stop here.


Just over a mile SE of Gaios is the enclosed bay of Mongonisi. Ashore find tavernas set among gnarled, mature olive trees.

Emmerald bay – Antipaxos

Beautiful but very popular bay.

Sayada, Mainland Greece

Water near the quay. The hamlet ashore is a little visited place where tavernas serve simple but good fare, including good fresh fish caught locally.

Aleko’s family are ready to serve you

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