A collection of charming self-contained apartments spread out through pretty gardens, the Helion Resort is delightfully different but still offers guests all the requisite luxuries and amenities to guarantee a dream Corfu break.
Found on the beach, the location of the complex is a serious selling point here, as is the well-maintained pool and handy snack bar, although full-sized kitchens are included in every apartment. Tennis courts can be found within the gardens and just outside the grounds, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and bars. Corfu Town is a short bus or taxi ride away as well, for when a lively evening is too hard to resist.
Overview of Gouvia
Holidays to Corfu are incredible and not just because the island is enigmatic in the sense that it shares a culture with Greece and a climate with Italy. It’s a fascinating spot that combines amazing landscapes with beaches to die for and a relaxing pace of life that is impossible to resist.
Considered one of Corfu’s chicest areas, Gouvia, home to the Helion Resort, is a seaside resort that boasts an upmarket marine and a wealth of restaurants with sea views. The usually calm Ionian Sea lets beach fans relax with the whole family, safe in the knowledge that paddling will be fun but uneventful.
Things to do in Gouvia
Guests at the Helion Resort can enjoy the scenic 1km stroll into the village centre, where plenty of beaches await. They offer you the chance to watch as local fisherman offload their catches straight into the kitchens of the pretty waterfront restaurants and on to waiting diners’ plates. People come from all over the island to eat seafood in Gouvia, so don’t miss the chance to try some.
Walk around the island and you’ll start to notice signs of the former Venetian occupation. Locals enjoy talking about the culture of the village, so don’t be shy about asking questions when you discover something interesting. When you’ve exhausted Gouvia, Corfu Town is only a short drive away and gets you to both modern and traditional factions. The shopping is great here, but so is the evening scene so you might want to go from day to night and return to the hotel later.
A vibrant island that always surprises, Corfu is great for holidays of all types, but for something a little quieter, Gouvia is hard to beat.