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Gouvia is around 2 miles long and ¾ ml wide, and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island, offering both lively nightlife and quiet hillside spots.
However, the centre itself has a rather cramped feel and there is a one-way system in operation along the main strip. The resort has a definite nautical ambience: it boasts a large yacht marina and was once an historic Venetian naval base, at one end of the beach you will find a ruined Venetian arsenal and the precariously beached wreck of a yacht. Adjoining Gouvia is the quiet village of Kontokali while 1 ml inland is Danila, a purpose-built, Greek-style village where folklore performances are organised for evening trips.
The area caters for the middlemarket, without extremes of either nightlife or isolation. It is currently favoured by German visitors. There is a range of hotels with a few in each category. There are some self-catering units towards the Kontokali end of town.
Gouvia is on the east coast, opposite the Greek mainland. (it is 5½ mls NW of Corfu Town and airport). It is at the centre of an almost completely enclosed, natural bay. There are olive and citrus groves and lush hillsides lie to the west.