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Louis Corcyra

Post by sharonbee » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:44 pm

Hi All,
I am going to stay at the Hotel Louis Corcyra in Gouvia with my husband next June, Has anyone been? Is there much to do in Gouvia itself...many tavernas, shops etc?
Also we are hoping for a few nearby trips ie Corfu town, Dassia, Benitses etc.
Thinking of a hydrofoil to Paxos too... can't do small boat trips as neither of us can travel on boats but can cope with the hydrofoils.
I love animals...are there any zoological outings there?
Look forward to any info,suggestions etc.
Sharon

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Re: Louis Corcyra

Post by Etsiketsi » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:46 pm

Sharon

Go here http://www.holidaycorfu.org/forums/view ... f=12&t=833 for useful links for Airtravel to Paxos.

If I were you I would be looking at tours around the North West of the Island as it is far more spectacular for it's scenery. Regarding a trip around Corfu Town it is far more enjoyable to do it on your own and in your own time and get lost in the proccess. Corfu Town at night is particularly enjoyable.

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Re: Louis Corcyra

Post by sharonbee » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:21 pm

Thanks for the info Rog,
We will definitely look at visiting the North West of Corfu,
The sea plane sounds tempting too so we will look into that.
We didn't realise the journey to Paxos on the hydrofoil takes around 1 hour.
We've took hydrofoils before from Turkey to Greece which took 30 mins and Lanzarote to Fuerteventura taking only 15 mins, also took a catamaran from Sorrento to Capri which I think took 45mins....a bit too long for us and felt a tad queezy after that!
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Re: Louis Corcyra

Post by Etsiketsi » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:36 pm

Sharon

Take a look here http://www.holidaycorfu.org/forums/view ... f=12&t=985 for an idea of what I'm talking about. I took the Photos this year. It will take about ten minutes to Download so be patient and, turn your sound up.

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Re: Louis Corcyra

Post by Chris » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:01 pm



Hi Sharonbee.

Welcome to the Corfu Holiday Forum and the Gouvia Resort. Good ole Roger trying to sell Liapades again, :lol: :wink: :lol: , he is a salesman.

Seriously, you have chosen, in my opinion a very good resort in Gouvia. Unlike some resorts, Gouvia is a more lively resort, that caters for all. Singles, Couples, Families, there is something for everyone, whether it is Tavernas, Restaurants, Bars or Night Clubs, there is something for everyone.

The Louis Corcyra is set in its own gardens, where the accommodation, mostly in the form of bungalows are dotted around the complex. Louis Corcyra is set at the top end of Gouvia. In between Gouvia and the next village of Kontokali, walking distance, is the Gouvia beach, made up of a fine shingle which is not hard on the feet where the waters are clean and clear. Kontokali has a beach made up of sand, and is situated by the big Kontokali Beach Hotel.

Corfu Town is only a bus ride away, and about €1 each way on the bus, a No7 Blue bus. You can get to Corfu Town on orgnised excursions, but it is best to make your own way in, and enjoy the leisurely strolls along the many alley ways, and have dinner at some wonderful restaurant or taverna. Shop till you drop for all sorts, and then take a relaxing drink on the Liston before heading back to Gouvia. Grab a taxi (last bus is at 10pm), the fare is only around €12, and there are always others going back.

I will add more tomorrow about excursions from Gouvia.


Yeiamas, Chris



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Re: Louis Corcyra

Post by sharonbee » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:26 pm

Thanks Rog.... i didn't manage to be able to look on the website for some reason but will try again.
Thanks also Chris for your reply.... I'm pleased to know Gouvia is a good place to choose as I had looked on trip advisor and read some not too nice comments on the place itself...someone described it as a dump so you can understand my concern... you've made me feel much happier and can't wait to go.
Look forward to your views on excursions too.
Thanks again Sharon

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Re: Louis Corcyra

Post by Chris » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:20 pm



Hi Sharonbee.

There are many excursions/tours, either by coach or by boat, which caters for everyones likings. In Gouvia, near to the junction of the main road and the road leading into Gouvia you will find a Travel Office that deals with all excursions and tours. You will also might find that your accommodation people do a similar sort of thing, as does the Rep of your holiday. Personally, I would use the Travel Shops in town. You get a far better price, and more of a choice of when and where to go.

The following are just a few of the many excursions/tours you can take, but I have given a list of the ones we have taken on our visits to Corfu.

1. Boat Trips.
a. In Gouvia Bay on the pier is a guy called Spiro who is the Captain of a tour boat called the Magdelena. He has boat trips to Corfu Town, both by day and by night. I would recomment the night trip, it is cooler, and longer. This will be about €12 per person, give or take. It is a good trip, but as I said before, I prefer to make my own way in to Corfu Town at my leisure.
b. Island Tour. This one is dependent on the weather, and can be a bit long. Although the boat does stop at various bays for a dive off and swim. I cannot remember how much this one was.
c. Beach BBQ. Spiro sails up the coast to the North East corner to a beach which invariably on accessible from the sea. The boat moors up to a pier. The crew set up the BBQ whilst everyone enjoys a dip, beach games, a few drinks etc. The BBQ is served, with plenty of food and drink. On the return journey, Spiro hugs the coast and gives a visual guide to different points. Cost of this trip, around €20 per person all in.
d. This trip one has to book at the Travel Shop. You leave Gouvia by coach to the Port of Corfu Town, and embark on a pleasure boat around 9am. The boat takes a leisurely sail down the coast of Corfu via Mouse Island, the Monastry, carrying on down the coast and onto Paxos where you arrive mid to late morning. You are given plenty of time to explore the narrow alleyways of Gaios, and stop off for a late breakfast, or brunch or just a drink and watch this small island go about its day. You set off again, and head across the Ionian Sea to the mainland port of Parga. Again a wonderful smallish town with narro alleyways, lots of shops, and tavernas for that afternoon tea or early snack. The boat leaves Parga and makes its way back to Corfu Town, arriving around 8pm, with coaches to take you back to Gouvia.
e. Another boat trip is to visit the islands of Erikousa, Otheni, Mathraki to the north of Corfu, or to Vidos near Corfu Town. The latter you can do yourself by going to Corfu Old Town, and take the boat from there to Vidos. Cost approx is €1 each way. On the island is a bar and restaurant. You can walk around the island and see lots of wild life, and relax in another world on the beaches. The islands to the north are well worth a visit. Again small and not much to see, but a different world.

2. By Plane.
a. You can now fly from Gouvia via Seaplane to either Paxos, Kefalonia, and for a wonderful flying tour of Corfu Island. For more information on these trips and others, and of course the costs, take a look at the following link: AIRSEA LINES

3. There are plenty of excursions by coach to many parts of the island. All of these can be purchased and arranged through your local Travel Shop in Gouvia.
a. Aqualand. A waterpark for everyone from 0 to 80+. It is a waterpark full of fun, fun and more fun. There are many different water rides, or just relax in one of the many pools. I prefer to join in the fast action of the slides and fun runs. There are a number of eateries to suit the palate, or you can take you own picnic lunch and sit around the many pools with sunbeds and shades provided free. Well worth the day out with kids or not. Cost is around €30, this includes coach and entrance fee (€18). Children are less. If you are hiring a car then it is advised to drive yourself. You can then go later in the day where you get 25% off after 2.30pm. It is an easy drive from Gouvia.
b. Achilleon Palace. The palace built for the German wife of the Keiser, and is also the scene of the casino in the James Bond film, For your Eyes Only.
c. Coach trips include excursions to Corfu Town, Paleokastritsa, Mount Pantokrator, Old Perithia, and much more, including the Grand Island Tour, which is an all day tour, and well worth it. Prices vary according to pick up points.
d. Greek Nights. This is a must for all the family. A coach takes you off to a venue out in the sticks where you are met by your hosts in typical Greek costume for a photo shoot, and then escorted to a your table inside a great hall. There is a long list of entertainment where the audience is coaxed into taking part, all in good fun. You are treated to a large Meze of food, it just keeps coming and coming, and us much wine as you can drink. It is an evening to remember, and well worth the €30 - €35 per person.

Here are few links of excursions you can think about:

CORFU EXCURSIONS 1

CORFU EXCURSIONS 2

I hope this is something for you to be looking at. If you need anymore help, please let me know.

Yeiamas, Chris



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Re: Louis Corcyra

Post by sharonbee » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:56 pm

Thanks for all the info Chris, theres lots of excursions to consider isn't there?
Will have a look at them all...quite fancy the sea plane to Kefalonia though.
Thanks again.
Sharon

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Re: Louis Corcyra

Post by Chris » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:26 pm



My pleasure Sharon. If there is anything else you need, in the form of information regarding your holiday to Gouvia next year, then please do ask away.

Yeiamas, Chris





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