Saint Nicholas Hotel

Centuries-old olive groves and manicured gardens surround the Saint Nicholas Hotel, giving the property a rustic and traditional feel. Around the property, stone paths meander through the grounds. Follow them and you’ll reach a pool, a restaurant and a number of flowering gardens.

The pool area is a big hit with guests – it comes with a small children’s pool and a bar that’s finished with a terracotta roof and a stone barbecue. The restaurant-cum-taverna cooks home-made dishes, plus you can order room service and enjoy your meal on your balcony.

Overview of Gouvia

Gouvia is a chic seaside resort where you’ll get more beach for your buck than any other resort in Corfu. In Gouvia, the beaches are picturesque, the waters are calm and the scenery is stunning. It’s also one of Corfu’s smaller resorts, so everything’s within walking distance of the Saint Nicholas Hotel. You can explore history, get to know the locals and enjoy a relaxed way of life.

In the evening, most holidaymakers spend their time in the beachfront restaurants. Not only do you have a great view out to sea, but because you’re so close to one of the best fishing marinas on the island, some of the best fish dishes in Greece are on the menu.

Things to do in Gouvia

The Saint Nicholas Hotel perches on a hill on the outskirts of Gouvia, and the centre of town’s only a 10-minute walk away. After taking a stroll to the centre, you’ll encounter the crumbled ruins of a Venetian shipyard and Ypapanti Church, which sits on its very own inlet.

Gouvia is also blessed with a handful of sandy shores. As the Ionian Sea is usually calm during summer, these sands are popular with families. If you’re looking for something more active, head to the area between the two jetties where there are plenty of water sports.

When you choose Gouvia for your holiday to Corfu, you’ll enjoy a stay in a great seaside location.

Resort Summary

Gouvia is blessed with a handful of sandy shores, meaning you get more beach for your buck than in many other Corfiot resorts. The Ionian Sea is often very calm during the summer months as these beaches are sheltered, making them ideal for little ones who want to splash around in the shallows.

The largest stretch of beach at Gouvia is a peaceful shingle shoreline, where you can take an evening stroll, lay on your towel and tan or have lunch at a seafront taverna. There is an area right in the centre, between two jetties, where you can swim, bob around on an inflatable or try out some of the water sports, such as banana boats and water-skiing.