Enjoy holidays in cosmopolitan Corfu in seaside settlements that have developed into great holiday places to stay in Corfu. Surrounded by lush vegetation and just a few steps from amazing beaches, the island features holiday villages by the sea for all tastes.
Gouvia is situated in a curved natural bay with two long headlands either side. It is the main marina of the island, a former Venetian naval base that’s now hosts expensive looking yachts. There are several sand and shingle beaches to enjoy on Gouvia holidays. The beaches are located close to the town, set into little coves, and are a great place to stretch out and enjoy the sunshine or swim in the warm Ionian waters.
A stunning 2km long beach sandy and shingle, (blue flag awarded) towards the north of the Island which was originally a small fishing village and through the years has become one of the most modern and ecological holiday towns of its kind. Ipsos is 15 minutes away from Corfu port – airport and Corfu Town and it is considered to be a lively town with crazy nightlife, while there are quiet parts of it as well. This place offers you a great amount of choices, which sometimes are very contradictive to one another, yet that’s the beauty of it! It’s the place that you never get bored.
The seaside thorp lies 11km far from the city of Corfu at the northern end of Gouvias’ cove, featuring dense vegetation and luxury hotels. Visit the cape of Kommeno to admire the marvelous view of the sea and the scenic homonymous small peninsula. Once there, don’t miss to see the small church of Ypapanti, situated on a small islet linked with the rest of the island through a narrow strip of land.
One of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan thorps in northern Corfu, the small settlement of Roda turned gradually into a summer resort offering high quality facilities. The organized beach of Aharavi provides all modern comforts and the possibility for water sports, while the clear blue waters and the endless golden beach create dreamy scenery. Just a few kilometeres away you can visit some traditional settlements such as the picturesque village of Nimfes and see the small waterfalls in “Akoli”.
Sidari is a popular resort on the north coast of Corfu, about 35 kms from Corfu Town. It is well geared for tourists and is a bigger resort than nearby Roda. Sidari is famous as the location of the pretty Canal d’Amour – where the sandstone rocks have been eroded by the wind and the sea to form a long, narrow channel with caves along the sandstone walls. There are a number of interesting coves to explore in this area and the surrounding hills are ideal for walking. Sidari is a fun resort with plenty of activites – go-karts, bowling, tennis, water sports plus many organised bus and boat tours.