Relaxation is the name of the game on a trip to Gouvia with The Co-operative Travel.
A former Venetian naval base, Gouvia still upholds strong maritime traditions, and its harbour today is often packed with multi-million pound yachts, whose well-heeled owners make their base in the scattering of prestige homes within the harbour's sight.
This lends the town a cosmopolitan air, and you'll find a good selection of quality restaurants and vibrant bars and clubs which caters for the town's 'in' crowd.
Gouvia has a good choice of beaches which are well suited to watersports such as waterskiing, paragliding and diving. Many of these spots take the form of small coves which are well sheltered, and often not too crowded.
On a Gouvia package holiday or all-inclusive holiday, you're likely to stay in quality accommodation which comes in a variety of guises, almost all of them family-orientated.
As befits its status as a favourite destination for native Corfuans, Gouvia is well blessed with good shops, but if the local selection isn't enough for you, it's simple to hop on one of the regular buses and head for Corfu Town.
Kontokali is another resort which enjoys a similarly peaceful ambience, so you might want to hire a car to get around the island easily.
Otherwise, a holiday in Gouvia will afford you the perfect opportunity to take in the essence of Corfu. And it's as close as a visit to The Co-operative Travel, to see the latest dates and last minute deals available.