Monday, 9 July 2018

A Postcard from Gouvia Marina Corfu

The first privately owned marina in Greece, not far from the International Airport and about 6 kilometres from the town of Corfu.

Fortunately for us too, a walk from our apartment.

Sail your soul ...

Even if you're not into yachts you will love the atmosphere here and the many restaurants and bars where you can sit and watch the world go by.

In fact the marina was our first stop by car where we ate our very first lunch and sipped our ice cold beer en route to Kontakali.

Celebrations ...

Today it was Malcolm's birthday and he had, from the time we left UK, decided where he wanted to eat lunch on his birthday.

So we sauntered down to Gouvia Marina and stopped for a Freddo Cappucino, which had become one of our favourite mid morning treats, prior to lunch.

Online booking ....

Kontokali Lake House has wifi, so we took the opportunity of booking Malcolm's birthday lunch online the day before. 

However, we hadn't received confirmation, so whilst Malcolm was having his coffee I popped along to confirm in person.  I received a very warm welcome and was told we could have a table overlooking the marina. 

Happy now :)

Olympia Mare here we come .....
And this is Malcolm's smug face when he gets what he wants :)
Bubbly?  Why not ..... whilst we choose from the delicious, get your taste buds going, menu.
Actually we had pretty much decided that we were definitely having fish.....and we weren't disappointed with our choice.
For me Tuna (which was huge!) and Malcolm had the 'catch of the day' Dorado.

Absolutely delicious.  Great food and very friendly service, along with bubbly and good company, of course, brings a smile to my face.

Now after that huge lunch we thought we ought to go for a stroll.  
And no better place than the Marina where you can get lost in a world of yachts. 
 And if superyachts are what you aspire to then this is the place to be.

Things you need to know:

  • The Marina gets busier in the evenings so if you want to eat out booking is recommended.
  • Changeover days for the yachties!  We found Friday and Saturday busy there and a real buzz about the place.  So if you like quieter days visit midweek.
  • We highly recommend Olympia Mare for their food and service.
Thanks for visiting, look forward to seeing you again soon ...... wherever that may be :)

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