Gouvia is a middle-market resort that appeals to a variety of people. The resort has not got an extremely lively nightlife, however on the other hand it is not isolated either. The transfer time from Ioannis Kapodistrias airport to Gouvia is only around 20 minutes, giving you plenty of time in the resort itself and just enough time to have a look around at some of the surrounding scenery. The beach in Gouvia is fairly narrow, however it is covered in golden sands that lead down to the waters edge. The beach can get fairly crowded in busy periods so it is important to get your sunbeds and parasols as soon as you can. Showers and toilets can also be found at the beach. There are a number of self-catering options in Gouvia, as well as a number of hotels offering half-board and all-inclusive.
There are a number of activities available at the beach, including water sports. These water sports include windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, paragliding, parascending, jet-skiing, water-skiing and sailing. There are also a number of boat trips available to other islands, other resorts and secluded beaches. Horse-riding has become very popular as it is something different for people to do and is a great way to see different areas of the resorts. Many people also choose to go on scenic walks and explore the countryside while they are there. If you enjoy shopping and sightseeing, then is is recommended that you head to Corfu Town for a wide variety of options.
Gouvia has a number of places for you to choose from to eat. There are a number of Greek taverns which are all very popular among both locals and tourists and offer some brilliant local food. If you prefer something more familiar, then why not try the other cuisines available, such as Chinese, Italian, Tex-Mex and British. The nightlife in the resort is good, with a few lively taverns, cocktail bars, sports bars and a number of discos open into the night. Shopping is fairly limited in the resort, although supermarkets and souvenir shops are still popular. There is a large discount store in the area, however if you were looking for some more serious shopping, then you should head to Corfu Town where you will find all of the shops that you could ever need. Public transport in the resort is good with regular buses taking you to other resorts such as Corfu Town and Dassia. There are a few long-distance services that will take you to more northern resorts.
There are around 300 days of sunshine in the resorts of Gouvia. Summer temperatures have been known to reach above 30°C, with the hottest month being July, closely followed by August. You will see around 13 hours of sunshine a day at peak times, with the temperatures remaining at a comfortable level thanks to the coastal breeze. December and January are colder, however temperatures are still at around 12-15°C. Rain only occurs in the winter months from November onwards. The summers in Gouvia are long, hot and dry, with September and October still seeing temperatures of around 25°C. The sea temperatures are quite warm in the summer but will cool down at night.