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Bukh, Dry Berthing, Marine Diesel, Marine Electricians, Marine Engineers, Propellors & Shafts, Vetus, VM Engines
We have been in business for the past 30 years and we specialise in servicing and repairing all major types of marine engines and generators.
What we do:
Service and repair of diesel marine engines from 20hp to 3,000hp
Service and repair of all types of marine engine gearboxes and stern drives
Shaft construction and repair
Endoscopic inspections and computer assisted diagnostics
Authorised repair centre of MAN, Caterpillar and MTU engines
Authorised repair centre of Onan, Fisher Panta and Vetus generators
LOCATED ON GOUVIA MARINA .
Address: GOUVIA MARINA, CORFU. GREECE.
Phone: 0030 26610 90515
Fax: 0030 26610 90025
- Mobile: 0030 6974435775 0030 6938801188 0030 6936690660
Marine Engines , Auxiliaries ( Air condition, Water makers, Generators , Winches ) ,Electrical Installation, Maintenance,Diesel Mechanic, Machining Services.
Owner of a classic Camper & Nicholson 43 Built 1973 Southampton Uk.
25 Years Experienced in Marine Engineering - Offshore sailing and Marine Business.
Certified Marine Engineer ( National Merchant Marine Academy).
RYA Diesel Engine Instructor ( RNLI Poole Dorset College).
5 years Merchant Marine Officer onboard Tankers and Dry Bulk carrier Vessels.
3 Years working in Shipyards.
3 Years Head Engineer for British Yacht Charter company.
8 years Offshore sailing.
Marine Accessories and safety equipment Designer.
Worked as Head of R&D dept. for Worldwide Marine Accessories and Safety Equipment Manufacturer .
METS 2002 DAME Design Awards competition honored Mention on product.
Yacht-master Offshore - RYA/MCA
Cruising Instructor Sail - RYA/MCA
Power Driven Craft up to 200gt Certified - RYA/MCA
Speed Boat class B Certified - RYA /MCA
STCW 95 Certified 2015.
Working to the exacting standards demanded by some of England's most prestigious boat builders, including Princess Yachts International, Teak Decking Limited has fully-equipped workshops and employs a team of highly skilled, dedicated craftsmen. The company is based in Plymouth and has been established for over 14 years.
We work right across the UK supplying decks, interior floors and tables for both production and one off models, and for refits of modern yachts. We work with primarily with teak, but also in other wood.
The company offers exceptionally competitive prices and a faster than usual turnaround.
Contact us today for a guideline price and production schedule.
Address: Unit 4,Meadow Close, Langauge Industrial Estate, Plympton,Plymouth, PL7 5EX
Phone: 01752 344333
Fax: 01752 337413
- Mobile: 07974 376 127
Marine Air Conditioning
You are passionate about boats and so are we. On the open sea the sun can quickly heat up your boat. Enjoy the sun outside and keep cool below deck. Relax while a Webasto air-conditioning system works for you.
Health & Beauty
Corfu General Hospital
Activities - Services provided at the General Hospital of Corfu
4. Health Centers
5. Peripheral Medical Offices
6. Social-Medical Center
7. Ambulance Service
Pulmonary-Intensive Care-Gynecology-Pediatric-Pathology A'-Pathology B'-Cardiology-Surgery-Orthopedics-Neurology
External Care Medical Units:
Orthopedics-Surgery-E.N.T.-Ophthalmologic-Urological-Neurosurgical-Pathological-Cardiology-Pulmonary-Dermatology-Dentist-X-ray-Bronchial Asthma-Computer Tomography-Ultrasound-Hematology-Oral & Maxillofacial-Obstetrical-Microbiological-Biochemist-Neurological-Nephrology-Gastroenterology-M. Anaemia-Psychologist-Lassitude test-Pap test-Maternal Breast Feeding
Τel.: 2661360400, 2661360500
Fax : 26610-25400
External Care Medical Units :
E-mail : email@example.com
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Callaghan Insurance have been providing marine insurance services for over 20 years and it remains a core part of our business. We seek to develop long-standing relationships with our clients and offer services and solutions from ship-owner liability to income protection, and nearly every risk solution in between.
We offer a reliable, competitively priced boat transportation service across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe & Scandinavia. Our professional, friendly drivers are experienced at loading and transporting all types of sail and power boat including sport boats, motor cruisers, fin keel yachts and bilge keel yachts, fishing boats and catamarans. Our new custom built ‘mini’ artic allows easy access to out of the way locations, especially useful in parts of Devon & Cornwall.
You can be rest-assured that your vessel is in the safest of hands. We have vast experience in boat haulage in virtually every European country including providing all the relevant paperwork, permissions and escort cars required for wide load boat transport. We have comprehensive insurance up to £300,000 (extendible if required).
About Royal Car Rentals Corfu
We are Royal Car Rentals, based in Corfu port and we’re the number one choice for car rental or car hire in Corfu port, Corfu airport and Gouvia marina. We’re proud to be the only car rental company within Corfu Port.
Whether you’re on holiday or visiting for Corfu on business, we can provide you with a vehicle to suit your needs. We have flexible terms and competitive prices to suit all.
Royal Car Rentals Corfu have more than 15 years experience in the car rental sector and offer exceptional customer service - it’s why we have returning customers year after year.
Crew Clothing, Online Shopping, Something Special
Welcome to Ink It On, your source of truly personalised merchandise. We help you take the gamble out of stocking up. Use our short run, fast response service to test the market before placing large orders. If you need a design, we have an in-house design service to make your vision a reality.
You can apply online for Marine Finance with Lombard. Simply complete the application with your personal details and the details of the boat and submit the form. Should you wish to discuss this please contact our marine finance specialists on 02380 242171
REX Restaurant was founded in 1932 by Kassimi family who run it until 1945.
Yiannis Dimoulitsas managed the restaurant for the decade after Kassimis' family. Now the restaurant belongs to the Katsaros family. The first one was Nikolas Katsaros who started managing the restaurant in 1975. Then his nephew, Alexandros, his wife and his children continued his work until nowadays.
REX is located in Kapodistriou Street. This is one of the most central streets in town. There are a lot of historical buildings around the restaurant, which have been constructed during the French occupation.
Restaurant Rex is very renowned in Corfu and all of its custmers enjoy the moments they share with us. Its owners love running such an important and historical restaurant and are very enthusiastic about Rex. However, they consider very important the improving of the service and the environment of Rex day by day.
There are plenty of paintings in the restaurant, which represent the glory and the beauty of Corfu. Most of these have been drawn by the corfiot painter Kentarchos. Our clients enjoy traditional dishes as we offer a big variety of food and we guarantee the quality of service and cooking.
REX is a family restaurant in a pleasant environment. The goal of the owners is their guests to have fun and enjoy the exellent wines and dishes.
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Friendly, Historical, Pleasant, Authentic restaurant REX in central of Corfu
Watermota Sea Panther
We are the world's only distributor of manuals and parts for the Watermota Sea Panther engine.
Battery Chargers, Books & Charts, Chandlery, Inflatable Boats, Liferafts & Lifejackets, Marine Clothing, Marine Electronic Equipment, Marine Electronics, Marine Engine Sales, Marine Safety Equipment, Online Chandlers, Outboards, Propellors & Shafts, RIB Sales
NAUTILUS L.T.D has exclusive representative and importer from more than 50 brand names including LEWMAR, RUTGERSON, OCEAN AIR MARINE, YACHTINCON, SPINLOCK, LIROS, SEAJET ANTIFOULING, WHISPER POWER, STERLING, SOLARA, CREWSAVER, HENRI LLOYD, PROFURL, HELLA, AQUA SIGNAL, NAUTEND TENDERS, EFOY etc. Extensive distribution net over whole Greece. Four chandleries in Alimos (Athens), Salonica, Peiraius and Leros island, with top qualified staff in your order.
We will be happy to see you in our chandleries
Air Coolers, Online Shopping
UK designed and manufactured by a team who live and breath evaporative cooling technology. The Totalcool 3000 is the very latest in ergonomic design and evaporative cooling technology. Designed to be as simple and easy to use as possible, it really is plug and play!
Robust and solidly manufactured from special bacteria resistant plastic with a bio-degradable filter the Totalcool has been designed with green credentials in mind. Blowing 45% cooler air from normal tap water the Totalcool can be used as easily in remote locations as at home or work bringing you cool air whenever you need it as long as you can open a door, window or vent to allow some fresh air in to supply the Totalcool.
Lightweight and highly energy efficient the Totalcool can be used anywhere you have 12 or 24 volt DC power or 100 – 240 AC mains power. The Totalcool has 4 speed settings from low through to BOOST for an extra cooling blast in the hottest climates. The low setting is designed to run as quietly as possible to allow you to sleep on those humid nights while experiencing a cooling gentle breeze.
Boston Whaler Boats
The Dorset Yacht Company at Lake Yard has proudly been a Boston Whaler UK Distributor and Dealer since 1974 and stands ready to assist you in finding the vessel that’s perfect for your boating needs.
Boston Whaler boats are unsinkable! For over 50 years, our patented Unibond® construction has built a loyal following of boaters. Whether its fishing, cruising, watersports or just enjoying time with friends, Boston Whaler has a runabout, tender, center console, cuddy cabin or walkaround to fit your boating style. It’s the reason we’re known as The Unsinkable Legend.
For further details, just pop an email to us, and we will send you the full details and pricing.
Visit www.bostonwhaler.co.uk or call 01202 674531 – ask Russell or Deborah for a quote today!
Welcome to Fair Deal car rental
Fair Deal car rental is an independent car hire company on Corfu Island. The company has been established in 1972. Since then we gained the reputation of a trustworthy and reliable rent a car company. Our friendly and experienced staff will make your holidays easy, comfortable and pleasant. With more than 30 years in business, we continue to innovate, constantly offering new services.
Whether you are looking for an economy car rental, compact car rental, mid-size car rental, SUV rental or luxury car rental, Fair Deal car rental offers a wide range of vehicles at great value for money with no hidden extras.
Our goal is the absolute satisfaction of our customers. Let Fair Deal help your holiday plans go exactly as you have planned them with a Corfu Airport / Port car rental in great rates. Just book online the vehicle of your choice or send us an email form, that way, we’ll know what kind of airport/port car rental you prefer, which options you want, your preferable way of payment, and more. When you arrive at the airport/port car rental location, we’ll have your preprinted agreement ready, just the way you like it. It doesn’t get any easier.
Choose Fair Deal car rental and enjoy your holidays with piece in mind!!!
Car Rental Rates
WHAT OUR RATES INCLUDE?
FULL insurance, NO excess (zero risk).
NO hidden extras on price
NO hidden excess on insurance.
NO open credit card taken.
NO commission for credit cards payment.
NO cancellation fees.
All taxes included (V.A.T,local taxes).
1st & 2nd driver FREE 3rd add. charged per day.
FREE 24hours road assistance.
FREE baby or booster seat.
ALL cars with A/C.
EXPERIENCED & FRIENDLY STAFF
FREE change of car in case of breakdown.
FREE road map.
FREE Delivery AIRPORT or Anywhere In Corfu
FREE Drop Off AIRPORT or Anywhere In Corfu
GPS System (available on request)
SERVICE 24/7 days
PAY ON ARRIVAL
ONLINE BOOKING WITH OUT CREDIT CARD
DIRECT HIRE NOT A BROKER
HomeIonian Sea and Peloponnesus Gouvia Marina
Gouvia Marina the first privately owned marina in Greece, is situated at the island of Corfu, about 6 kilometres from the town of Corfu and 7 kilometres from the International Airport. The Marina is fully organised, offering facilities and services of high standards. The total capacity is 1235 berths, on both permanent and floating pontoons, while there are dry dock facilities for approximately 520 boats. Moorings are available for boats up to 80 meters long and with 5.5 meters draught.
The marina offers a full range of technical boat services. There are a 65-ton travelift, a 45-ton and a 20-ton mobile automatic cranes to facilitate the manoeuvre of boats in and out of the water. In addition a smaller 5-ton crane and a boat transporter are available.
Main Facilities & Services
520 dry docking capacity
Max LOA: 80m.
Max draught: 5,5m.
Electric power 220 / 380 V
Boat maintenance and repair facilities
24-hour security services
Customs & Port Authorities
Wi-fi internet access
WC / Shower / Laundry
Rent a Car and Boat Chartering
Chandlery and Convenience Stores
Restaurant, coffee shops and bars
P.O. BOX 60, 49083 Tzavros,
T: +30 26610 91900
F: +30 26610 91829
VHF channel 69
For detailed information and berth reservation
please visit http://www.medmarinas.com/
we carry a huge range of products, from batteries and jump leads, to solar panels and cable. We are in a constant cycle of self improvement and our biggest motivation is to provide each and every one of our customers with the highest level of impartial advice and service on an ongoing basis. We are the largest battery supplier in the southwest and are able to offer a delivery service across the whole of the UK.
The British Register in Jersey is authorised to register both pleasure and commercial vessels up to 399GT.
Register with the British Register of Ships in Jersey
Find out about the latest maritime advice and guidance and the legislation that applies to ships in Jersey waters and elsewhere. Go to the Maritime guidance and legislation page
British Registry of Ships forms
Find all the forms you need, including change of address and declaration of eligibility. Go to the British Registry of Ships forms page.
Amending or obtaining copies of full ship registration
How to amend registration details, get copies of or inspect the register, transfer port or close registration. Go to the Amending or obtaining copies of full ship registration page.
Full registration with the British Register of Ships in Jersey
Details about registering with the British Register of Ships, including the benefits full registration can offer and how to apply. Go to the Full registration with the British Register of Ships in Jersey page.
Jersey Red Ensign
Find out about the Jersey Red Ensign you may be eligible to fly on your ship if you register with the British Register of Ships in Jersey. Go to the Jersey Red Ensign page.
Small ships register (SSR)
Information about the Small Ships Register, for Jersey residents only, including cost of registration and details on how to apply. Go to the Small ships register (SSR) page.
With over 15 years experience, PROYACHT having worked closely with the worlds leading manufacturers that include Selden, Furlex, Harken, Lewmar and many more offer unrivalled knowledge and service.
So whether you are replacing a shackle or an entire rig, our expertise means you can rely on the advice offered, the work undertaken and the products supplied.
Free Rig Checks and Advice
Authentic, ancient Greek recipes and international cuisine prepared with a modern and unique approach; a distinctive list of fine wines (including Bistro Boileau's own homegrown vintage), and an incredible variety of mouthwatering confections; open all year, with an atmosphere of casual patio dining in summer and cozy, fireside dining in winter; exceptional, friendly service; rave reviews from both locals and tourists. When you're looking for quality, at a price that won't break the bank, Bistro Boileau and its owners Alex Regis and Sue Boileau deliver each and every time--guaranteed. Opened in 1999 our ethos is simple , use the finest and freshest produce available and add heat with a little extra flavour and seasoning . Alex with over 30 years experience in cooking we let the produce do the work . The freshest of seafood , meats and seasonal vegetables locally sourced all at a very high standard .
Summer: Sunday thru Saturday 19:00-late
Closed Sunday and Monday night
Thank you Sue & Alex await your visit .
Address: KONTOKALI . CORFU . GOUVIA MARINA., JUST TURN RIGHT FROM MARINA EXIT ROAD AND WALK 150 METRES., ONLY A FEW METRES WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE MARINA PEDESTRIAN EXIT PATH.
Phone: 0030 22610 90069
Boat delivery anywhere in Northern Europe and the Med
Gibbs Boat Sales are the sole UK dealership for the prestigious Cobalt Boat range. This is an excellent opportunity for us and we relish the challenge of promoting this “high end” brand! Cobalt produce some of the finest boats in the World, the outstanding build quality and attention to detail is second to none in the sports boat market and the performance of the boats also lives up to this. Cobalt have set high expectations for themselves. Their aspiration is to design and build the very best boats. Every time they succeed Cobalt owners are treated to a tremendously rewarding ownership experience. Each new Cobalt becomes the realization of one of their boat owner's dreams. It marks the opportunity to create some of their life's best memories. Our family's craft becomes their family's dream boat! It is an awesome responsibility. This is a unique product that needs a unique dealership, Gibbs Boat Sales is that dealership and we would love the opportunity to show you.
WELCOME TO CORFU SAILING CLUB RESTAURANT .
The restaurant of the Corfu Sailing Club is located inside the old fortress and has been operating since 2004. Over these years, it has established itself among the top choices of both locals and visitors to the island.
Mediterranean and Greek dishes, seafood and fresh fish combined with an amazing location indisputably constitute an exceptional proposal for a meal.
The tranquility of the sea, the historic nature of the site, and the view of the old city fit together with comfortable and friendly service. The dining room is finely decorated in a simultaneously maritime and cosmopolitan environment. The Sailing Club restaurant offers unique moments throughout the day.Classical dishes meet new creations inspired by Mediterranean and Greek cuisine made from fresh selected ingredients. Harmonious dishes, adjusted to the requirements of the site, with a menu full of flavors that you will certainly want to try again.
THANK YOU WE AWAIT YOUR VISIT . PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE VIA LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES.
Maritimo Motor Yachts
Yachting Brokers is a yacht consultancy providing a range of services including brokerage, consultancy and industry training. We are passionate about boats and we enjoy sharing our passion with our clients.
We believe: Whether you are buying or selling that all our clients deserve a service that is based on integrity, trust and honest transparency.
A unique service that provides total peace of mind whether you are selling or buying, new or secondhand. A range of solutions ensures we can deliver a tailored personal package with attention to detail.
Our UK offices are based on the River Dart (Totnes) and Flushing, Falmouth and we have associate offices in France in La Trinite Sur Mer (S Brittany) and Ouistreham (Normandy). Our unique and close working relationship with offices in Europe enables us to advertise our boats for sale on European websites and offers buyers access to a range of boats not already in the UK market through an English speaking broker. All our boats for sale will have been visited by either Yachting Brokers or one of our associate offices and we advertise across all the leading boats for sale websites.
Yachting Brokers are proud to be full members of British Marine and we adhere to the industry Code of Conduct including a secure client account held in trust with Barclays Bank
Lewmar Spares, Online Chandlers, Online Shopping
At Darthaven we are proud of our onsite Chandlery. Set over two floors, it is stocked with everything imaginable to cover your every boating need. Whether it's rope, clothing, safety equipment or maintenance products, we are sure to have exactly what you're looking for. Located a stones throw away from the Marina, come in and take a look around.
Seek the best way to explore the islands and coasts of Greece?
Want dazzling seas, excellent climate and natural beauty?
If yes, contact Z - Yachting!
Create your own vacation schedule and visit the sunny
Explore the coves and shores of the Dodecanese region,
meet the deep blue of Ionian Sea, sail around of all
its verdant islands, and enjoy the breathtaking islands
of the Sporades complex!!
Saronic Gulf will welcome you to its picturesque and romantic alleys,
and you will find out what Greek hospitality means!!
On this page you can find a large variety of sailboats,
suitable for your sailing needs!
You can rent a yacht and sail it by yourself only if you own
an appropriate sailing license. There's also the possibility
of renting a boat with skipper and crew which will cover all your needs.
For unforgettable vacation rent a sailing yacht and sail
to the deep blue waters of the unique Greek islands with Z - Yachting!!!
We will be happy to have you on board….
Welcome to Nikos Bikes.
A bicycle, motorbike, quad and on-off bikes company located in Marina Gouvia, Corfu.
Touring Corfu island by motorbike is a popular choice for holiday makers. It is economical, easy to park and capable of navigating most of Corfu's villages.
We have been in the market for over 20 years. Our variety of bikes is countless. Here you can rent a bike from 50cc up to 650. Below we mention some models:
Kymco People S 80 cc
Quad bikes from 50 to 350 cc
On-off bike model Aprilia Pegasso model 2010
Scooter Aprilia Scarabeo 250 cc
At a glance...
You need to know:
- Driving license must always be with you.
- The capital and most villages on the island offer free public parking areas. Use them to avoid traffic congestion and parking fines.
- Always drive on the right hand side of the road.
Address: Marlow Hunter Yachts, Florida, USA
Marine Engineering - Customization - Installation - Machining and Fabricating Services - Consulting - Engineering Study- Reports over Projects-Surveys.
Full and All Marine inboard Diesel engines Diagnostics on dealers level - FLIR thermal imaging - Endoscope.
Turbo and Fuel injection repairs.
Propeller recondition or replacements.
Been Non Authorized Dealers by choice, gives us the ability to be flexible and not restricted over all options available into the global market.
Our aim is not sales targets, but to satisfy the needs of an assigned project in order to deliver a quality Hi End product or service. We are more than able to provide OEM as well as Aftermarket parts on request.
We freelance and cooperate-train closely with all major manufacturers, and we have established through the years a solid professional network of Sources and providers Worldwide , So to be punctual - effective and cost efficient to no compromise over safety, and quality.
Upgrades and Customizations-Retrofits.
Extremely skilled professionals and professionally trained marine engineering team, punctual and efficient.
Coming from The Merchant Marine background and not from Automotive industry, in depth knowledge of Marine Engines - Auxiliaries and Marine Equipment requirements.
We love challenges and we honor the repair, rather than the replace mentality, unless replace proves to be the best -most reliable and cost-effective option. Always paying attention into safety-reliability-practicality and detail.
Obsolete parts? We find them or we make them... Email us your request.
Custom installations of all kinds and specialists into Solar Panels (SEATRONIC) and Automatic Stabilizing and Trimming Systems (ZIPWAKE) installations.
Any Customization or Improvement to your yacht can be handled and discussed.
No project too big, feel free to advice on any subject, just Email us.
We warranty all our projects .
Our reputation amongst past and present Clients is our Pride.
Our Services have been Trusted over the years by Marine professionals as MOORINGS-SUNSAIL and DREAM YACHT CHARTER Fleets.
An annually increasing number of privates, and yacht handling companies - Boat Builders as OYSTER Yachts enjoying and appreciate our services.
We are Specialized over classical NAUTORS SWAN yachts of the era.
For the last 30 years, Nick has been supporting Windy Boat owners during his role as UK Service Support Manager for Windy Boats in the UK and Europe.
Address: Nick Webb Specialist Boat Care, The Hat Box, 30 Hurst View, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, SO418AL
Phone: +44 (0)1590 381552
- Mobile: +44 (0)7811 378256
Marine Breakdown, Yacht Charters
WELCOME TO WPS YACHTING .. LOCATED ON GOUVIA MARINA .
SERVICES INCLUDE .
- YACHT CHARTER
- YACHT SERVICE
AND MANY OTHER SERVICES. PLEASE DON'T HEISITATE TO CONTACT US FOR ANY ENQUIRES . THANKS , WERNER .
Antifouling, Boat Cleaning, Boat Hire, Boat Sales-Power, Boat Sales-Yacht, Boat Storage, Boat Transport, Grp Repairs/Maintenance, Boat Moorings, Sailmakers/Repair, Yacht Management
Within the sector of repair and maintenance of yachts, security services and provision of protection and cleaning we have assembled a team of selective skilled workers and experienced members of staff that are highly professional and efficient in their trade, thus we take pride in having the ability to provide an array of repair and maintenance services on boats of all sizes. Particularly we are happy to offer high quality services in an effective manner including repair and maintenance, fiberglass work, electrics, service sail, repair of equipment i.e. A/C, service of engines batteries etc. Additionally we also provide security and safety services, boat cleaning, storage and safe organization of equipment.
The preservation of maintaining your yacht at its upmost performance is of vital importance not only for your own pleasure though most essentially for your own safety and its long durability and thus offering you the advantage of its high value for the future.
These are the reasons why our qualified and experienced members of staff and partners are at your immediate service and are prepared to respond effectively and professionally to all your requirements and needs.
Furthermore our all year round maintenance schedule program includes comprehensive services that will assist you with all the necessary activities for your vessel such as maintaining engines, fiberglass, sails, equipment and electrical systems by operating them at an inactive period thus preserving them at a high level performance.
Finally whilst your yacht is undergoing repairs we offer a full range of support and administration services for your yacht such as obtaining and certifying all necessary documents and managing all other tasks such as providing safety and security services, cleaning services and assessing all equipment for its every journey.
Our goal is to build and enhance our customer’s relationship in order to satisfy all needs and desires by guaranteeing reassurance, discretion and professionalism.
Bars & Inns
Corfu is a beautiful green island, the second largest and most popular destination in the Ionian Sea. It has been owned by various nations over its history, some unexpected ones too giving it a cosmopolitan and regal air. There’s plenty to keep the tourist busy from beautiful beaches to mountaintop monasteries, forts and castles. Here is a small selection of things to do in Corfu although many more could easily have been added to the list.
Posted on: June 01, 2012 by David Lewis
1. Gardiki Castle
Gardiki Castle is found in an idyllic setting perched high above Gardiki village. Partially destroyed now, it defended the inhabitants of Corfu successfully many times over the centuries. The castle was built by the same archbishop who built the magnificent Angelokastro Fort. Distinctly Byzantine in design, it is octagonal in shape and was once decorated around the ramparts with Byzantine art. Easy to get to, it is visited by thousands of tourists each year, drawn by its setting amongst olive groves.
2. Corfu Town
Corfu town is a beautiful area, split into old and the new parts. It is flush with elegant mansions and beautiful palaces from its colonial days being owned by France and Britain. It appears less a Greek town and more an Italian one along the lines of Sorrento or Naples. A great place to get a feel of the town is the square of the Esplanade, also known as Spianada which was planned by the French and is surrounded by beautiful buildings an old Venetian fortress and dotted with trees. If you get the chance, visit the Liston building built during the French occupation and modelled on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. Inside it has fabulous restaurants and cafes, some say the best in Greece.
3. The Achillion Palace
The Achillion Palace is found in the picturesque village of Gastouri. This beautiful palace was built in 1890 exclusively for Elizabeth the Empress of Austria. The palace used to serve as her summer retreat. Unfortunately, she passed away in a rather tragic manner when she was assassinated in 1898 in Geneva. The palace was left empty for nearly ten years when it was bought by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
The palace looks down onto the coast and the jetty from where the Kaiser would take his pleasure cruises. The Palace is not only renowned for its architecture; the impeccably landscaped palace garden is beautiful too. For UK tourists it has interest in being the birthplace of Prince Phillip. The James Bond movie, ‘For Your Eyes Only’ was filmed here.
4. Mirtiotissa Beach
Corfu has a lot of lovely beaches but a favourite of regular visitors is Mirtiotissa. Its charm is in its inaccessibility. It’s isolated and accessed by a steep path meaning that few venture down to the beach. To get there you need to walk for about 45 minutes from Pelekas village. The walk itself is beautiful, crossing olive groves on the way. The last half mile is what puts most people off being a steep dusty path. Geographically, the beach is very interesting as the winter tides and storms clear away the previous year’s entire beach whilst the spring tides bring fresh sand to replace it. The beach is enclosed by cliffs covered in pine, myrtle and thyme bushes. Some little streams trickle down to the beach providing a cool freshwater shower. There is little natural shade on the beach and it has the sun most of the day.
One of Corfu’s most famous locations Paleokastritsa is part beach resort and part monastic community which makes for a bizarre and unlikely combination. Tourism hasn’t really hit here so the area is relatively unspoilt. Panagia Theotokos Monastery was originally founded in 1225 but the current buildings date to the early 1700s. There is a small museum, mostly filled with religious articles and books as well as a skeleton of a fabled sea monster! The main attraction here is Paleokastritsa’s clean sandy beach with incredibly clear, warm water, ideal for swimming. At each end of the beach are boats offering excursions to the nearby caves and grottos.
You need to know about Aqualand because if you don’t and your children find out first you could be in trouble! It’s considered as one of the best water parks in Europe and is situated 7km outside of Corfu Town but is easy to reach from anywhere on the island. The park is huge and covers an area of over 70,000 square metres with free parking. The slides are innovative and range from the gentle to the downright petrifying.
7. The Palaio Frourio (Old Fort)
The Old Fort sits on a rocky island on the east side of Corfu Town. There’s been a fort of kinds here since the 6th century although most of what’s there now is Venetian and added to and repaired by the British. The site was initially a peninsula but the inventive and distrusting Venetians dug a moat to convert it into an island for greater security. Due to the fortifications of the island, Corfu never fell to the Turks, despite many attempts. The fort and its small museum are interesting for what they add to Corfiot history and the art gallery has paintings from the first century, some of the oldest remaining on the planet!
8. Greek Music, Dancing and Folklore
Many restaurants and hotels all over Greece put on shows for tourists but many question their authenticity. Whilst the same could be said for Corfu, many of the restaurants do try to supply the tourist with a more traditional performance and in many cases they are taught a lot of Greek history and culture through stories told by the performers. These take place in tavernas all over Corfu and are intriguing to say the least. It makes a refreshing change to come away from a meal having learnt something new.
9. Mouse Island
This is the iconic picture of Corfu. Open any travel guide or holiday brochure and there will be a picture of Mouse Island or Pontikonisi. It’s a very small island dotted with trees and stands only two metres above the water. Pontikonisi is home of the monastery of Pantokrator it is the white stone staircase of the monastery that when viewed from afar gives the impression of a mouse’s tail which gave the island its name.
10. Watch a cricket match
A relic of British colonial days every summer the Esplanade Square hosts a cricket match between featuring players from Corfu’s cricket club and a visiting team. It’s a great reminder of the influence the British had on the island in the 19th century when for nearly 50 years Corfu became a British protectorate before being returned, along with the other Ionian Isles, to Greece. The British are welcomed here because in their time of power they did much to modernise the island and bring a better way of life for the Corfiots.
Corfu 2661 0 39509-30188
Giannades 2661 0 51222
Ag.Matheos 2661 0 75113
Benitses 2661 0 72222
Argirades 2662 0 51422
Kastellani 2661 0 54222
Lefkimi 2662 0 22222
Magoulades 2663 0 95222
Gimari 2663 0 91261
Paleokastritsa 2663 0 41203
Skripero 2663 0 22222
Ipsos 2661 0 93204
Karoysades 2663 0 31222
Gaios Paxos 2662 0 32222
Othoni 2663 0 71592
Traffic Police 2661 0 39294
Traffic Police Karousades 2663 0 31233
Tourist Police Corfu 2661 0 39503-30265
Tourist Police Ipsos 2661 0 93204
Port Authority Corfu 2661 0 32655-30096-33108
Port Authority Palaiokastritsa 2663 0 41297
Port Authority Gaios Paxos 2662 0 32259
Port Authority Lefkimi 2662 0 23977
Coastguard Station 2661 0 30481
Hospitals-First Aid Centres
Hospital 2661 0 45811-45812-45815
Ipsos first aid station 2661 0 93816
Ag.Matheos first aid station 2661 0 75110
Lefkimi first aid station 2662 0 22201
Paxoi first aid station 2662 0 31179
Gimari first aid station 2663 0 91395
Othoni first aid station 2663 0 71550
Other useful numbers
Post office 2661 0 25544
O.T.E (phone services) 2661 0 34699
Town Hall 2661 0 39424
GNTO (tourist information) 2661 0 37520-37639-37640
Airport 2661 0 30180-38694
Green Bus Station 2661 0 39862-30627
Blue Bus Station 2661 0 39950
KTEL (buses) 2661 0 28900
Taxi 2661 0 33811-33812
National Bank 2661 0 34403
Commercial Bank 2661 0 39636
Alpha Bank 2661 0 21890
Eurobank 2661 0 40281
Ionian Bank 2661 0 34333
General Bank 2661 0 30460
Credit Bank 2661 0 38112
Pireus Bank 2661 0 49603
Cyprus Bank 2661 0 40533
Agricultural Bank 2661 0 39404
Great Britain 2661 0 30055
Germany 2661 0 31450
France 2661 0 30067
Italy 2661 0 42433
Belgium 2661 0 33788
Denmark 2661 0 35698
Switzerland 2661 0 39485
Norway 2661 0 39667
Netherlands 2661 0 39900
Oli’s passion for boats and boating started at a young age, from family canal boat holidays to national dinghy racing with the navy cadets.
Before studying at University, he spent a year sailing as delivery crew. Extensively cruising the South Coast of the UK, Eastern Atlantic coastlines, and Trans-Atlantic to the Caribbean, Oli covered some 7,000 nautical miles. He is still keen yacht racing crew, racing in the Solent and around the South Coast.
Oli studied Yacht Manufacture and Surveying (BSc Hons) at Southampton Solent University. He focussed his studies on hull design and sea-keeping through systematic tank testing and formulaic evaluation of custom built hull forms.
Post University, Oli took up a position at a renowned all-service boatyard near Exeter, delivering a wide range of repair, service and maintenance work on a variety of yachts and motorboats. The final three years here were as yard manager, overseeing the repairs department and storage facility.
Oli is also an active member of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors, regularly attending training days, meetings and seminars.
Planning to buy a yacht? Make sure your investment is a sound one by having the professionals at Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys conduct a throughout inspection of the yacht in question, to make sure everything is in order.
We have been in part of this industry for many years and offer a range of services that includes marine design and construction. Based on your requirements, we can offer tailored solutions that meet your specifications.
Different types of vessels
Our expertise is not just limited to yachts. You can also rely on us to carry out in-depth surveys and inspections for GRP, timber, steel and alloy vessels at prices that are highly competitive.
Address: Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys, Unit 10 Kingston Marine Services, Kingston Road East Cowes Isle of Wight, PO32 6JS
Phone: 01983 638 178
- Mobile: 07583 921 113
Health & Beauty
CORFU MEDICAL CENTRE. GOUVIA . OPEN 24 HOURS.
Marine Clothing, Musto Marine Clothing
To find your nearest Musto Dealer, visit our website below.
WELCOME TO BATTERY CENTER CORFU .
WE ARE THE ONLY BATTERY SHOP IN CORFU WHICH HAS THE TOP IN LINE QUALITY BATTERIES OF " VARTA " MARINE PROFESSIONAL AGM . AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE THE WHOLE RANGE OF THE TOP QUALITY " VICTRON " ELECTRONIC ENERGY CHARGERS , ISOLATORS , INVERTERS , BATTERY MONITORS AND GEL BATTERIES . CORFU NO 1 CHOICE FOR BOAT PRODUCERS . OUR LONG TERM EXPERIENCE IN THE MARKET PROVIDES TO OUR CUSTOMERS THE SECURITY AND THE PARTNER THAT THEY WANT WHILE SAILING ..
- QUICK & FREE DELIVERY TO MARINA AND ALL OTHER LOCATIONS IN CORFU AND GREECE.!!!!! ALSO WE HAVE A VERY WELL STOCKED STORE IN JUST BEFORE CORFU TOWN. ABOUT 5 KM FROM GOUVIA MARINA .
THANK YOU WE AWAIT YOUR CALL OR VISIT .
Address: 76 ETHNIKIS PALAIOKASTRITSAS STREET., 5 KM FROM GOUVIA MARINA . FREE DELIVERY TO MARINA ., CORFU .GREECE.
- Mobile: 0030 6932660499
Lake Engineering ( Poole ) Ltd was established in 1993 as a machine shop to service the needs of the local marine industry. The company has quickly expanded it's customers base to include Britains largest yacht manufactures and both trade and private customers from all over the U.K, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Europe. We manufacture our own range of "Lake Sterngear " and to compliment this we are agents for RADICE bronze propellers, GORI propellers ,CUTLESS bearings, PSS SHAFT SEALS, TELEFLEX steering/control cables &Controls, PROPROTECTOR Rope Cutters, SURESEAL and SPURS Rope Cutters. Although the company has expanded it has not lost it's personal touch and is always willing to discuss the requirements best suited to the customers needs.
Our sail loft is based in Corfu and is the oldest and most organized loft in the region.
Since 1990 we have provided the sailor with our professional skills and services.
We represent Quantum Sails Greece (since 2008), offering high quality, technology and the warranty Quantum Sail design group offers internationally.
Contact us or call in to our workshop in Corfu and our sailmakers will provide you with quotes on new sails or help you get your sails repaired, maintained, stored and cleaned. Also we can install and deliver your sails all over the island.
GIATRAS BOAT COVERS..Giatras boat covers is based in Corfu (Gouvia Marina) and since 1990 offers the sailor a wide range of custom made products such as biminies, sprayhoods , winter covers, cockpit covers etc...
Everything is constructed by the best quality materials found in the market (Sunbrella, Bainbrdge ,Cousin etc).
Also in our sail loft we offer maintenance, storage, repair and cleaning of canvas and sails.
THANK YOU , WE AWAIT YOUR VISIT OR ENQUIRY ..
It is not easy by day to distinguish the entrance to the bay when approaching from the northwest; however the monastery on the peak of the peninsula is a characteristic land mark. The harbour is situated on the western side of the bay and protected by a quay extending north to south.
It is usually full of fishing caiques with only a few available berths near the head of the quay. Provides good protection in all weather barring strong southerlies when waves surge over the break water and create strong swell in the harbour.
The port has no water, fuel may be delivered. There are restaurants and within walking distance bars, taverns and supermarkets.
I am available for pre-purchase and insurance surveys along the south coast and further afield if needs be.
I am an experienced shipwright based in Poole, Dorset.
Services include grp/composite repairs, painting/osmosis treatment, bow thruster fitting and general ship’s husbandry.
I have been engaged on various extensive refits (sometimes lasting up to two years) and relish such projects.
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Address: Angus Simpson Marine Services, Unit 4, Davis’s Boatyard, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4EJ
Phone: 07899 928020
Marine Rigging, Mast Suppliers, Masts & Rigging, Rigging Specialists
With the ability to create standing and running rigging up to 32mm in diameter we can provide for the needs of almost all yachts in British waters and, with a mobile service, can cover any location.
We use the best quality hardware from the world’s top marine manufacturers.
Address: Rigit UK - Masts, Spars & Rigging Specialists, Itchen Marine (Towage) Ltd, American Wharf, Elm Street, Southampton, SO14 5GA
Phone: 0808 281 9423
Eurospars Masts and Rigging is one of the countries longest established Yacht Mast manufacturers and Yacht rigging specialists. For almost 30 years Eurospars has been producing high quality masts and rigging for yachtsmen and women for boats of all types.
Eurospars production of masts is based in Plymouth and can provide a full yacht rigging service throughout Europe. We have a fully trained rigging team who have a wealth of experience on and off the water.
Eurospars is the main U.K manufacturing agent for Sparcraft masts and Facnor furling systems. We have a large stock of genuine Sparcraft and Facnor products and parts. So if you require anything from a mast to a split pin, we can provide.
Mandraki Harbour t is located in the Old Fortress of Corfu. ( 39.37.501 N 19.55.689 E) . It's a Venetian port constructed on 15th century; at a superb location directly under the steep walls of the fort and a short stroll into the center of the beautiful old town of Corfu. Since 1980 the Harbour is headquarter of IOK (Corfu Sailing Club)
The port provides mooring for the club’s members yachts, but also has openings for visitors.With only a number of 25 berths for visitor's boat (maximum draught 3.00 meters and maximum length 25 meters) it is best to contact the "harbormaster" in advance.
Facilities at the port of Mandraki include W.C’s/showers, water and electric power, wireless Internet and the Secretariat for information services. For further information contact the Mandraki Port Harbour Master on 0030 69453 77674 or the Corfu Sailing Club’s Secretariat on 0030 26610 44383.
Boat Fenders, Online Shopping, Superyacht Fenders
Made 2 Measure Fenders LLP has many years’ experience in the marine industry.
We offer quality products and a premium service to luxury yacht owners, Captains, yards, dealers and distributors.
We are constantly looking to develop new products and work closely with fellow professionals in the marine industry.
We have an established and expanding client base throughout Europe and beyond.
We pride ourselves on being approachable, flexible and conscientious.
Why not give us a ring – we’ll be happy to help.
Marine Surveys UK has a philosophy of ensuring that its customers are provided with the the information that they need to buy, negotiate, repair or maintain their boat be it a powerboat or a sailing yacht.
Matt West, our Marine Surveyor looks to bring knowledge to our customers by carrying out Surveys that ensure that they are informed as to what it is they are looking at and what the implications are, and ALL OF this in PLAIN ENGLISH.
We want to put you in charge of your own destiny with your own boat which in some instances can be one of your biggest purchases after your house.
We are a long-established family run smokehouse. We take
great pride in our smoked products, for example smoked salmon, trout and mackerel which are all hand sliced, interleaved and vacuum packed to the customer’s requirements.
We are based at the south end of Loch Awe in the small village
of Ford on the West coast of Scotland. You are more than welcome to come and visit us.
Address: Murray Smoked Products, Ford, by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RH
VHF, channel 69
Maximum capacity: 1235 berths
Maximum overall Length: 80m. Stern berthing
Maximum draught: 5.5m.
Gouvia Marina, the first privately owned marina in Greece, is situated about 6 kilometres from the town of Corfu and 7 kilometres from the International Airport. For many years seamen considered the harbour and the bay of Gouvia as a natural link between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Sea as well as a port of call, where they could sail in, to repose, enjoying the climate and the beauties of the island.
Electric Bikes, Online Shopping
The hand built bikes that we sell are amongst the most innovative in the world.
Only the very highest quality materials such as magnesium and strong aviation alloys are used, bringing to you extraordinarily lightweight, robust and resilient products.
Like all high quality bikes these superb lightweight alloy frames are hand welded to ensure they are perfectly safe and will give you many years of trouble free service.
If you don't live near Southampton we dispatch to everywhere in the UK and Europe.
Marine Air Conditioning, Marine Gas Specialist, Marine Refrigeration
All our work is carried out by experienced gas engineers and we adhere to British Standards ENISO10239:2008 and BS5482PT3:2005
Full inspection of gas hoses, regulators, gas lockers & service pipe work
Full check on flame supervision devices (FSD’s) & shut down valves
Comprehensive gas safety tests inc. tightness & CO2 check with a full written report
Annual service contracts are available with a Gas Safe leisure certificate
Installation of new cookers
Servicing of cookers
Gas alarms supplied & fitted
Today the modern yacht or boat has more and more complex plumbing systems and inevitably through use and time they will require servicing, repair or replacement.
Gas Safe Marine have been involved in all types of on-board plumbing systems and we are able to tackle any service or installation project on time and to high standards.
Supply – Installation – Upgrades – Servicing – Repair
We offer a full range of marine refrigeration services from specification, sales and installation to upgrades, servicing and repair of all brands of equipment for all sizes and types of yacht or motor boat, and small commercial vessels.
We are a specialist maritime law firm with a wealth of experience across all kinds of marine work, serving the sailing, pleasure craft, fishing and shipping communities around the UK from our offices on Sutton Harbour in Plymouth, on the River Tyne in Newcastle, and on the Thames in London.
Our team includes yachtsmen, tall ship sailors, merchant navy deck officers and engineers, and marine transaction and dispute specialists.
Our particular strengths include:
• Vessel sale, purchase and registration
• Chartering, managing and insuring your vessel
• Survey and accident investigation of hull
damage, moorings, damage to other boats and property
• Injuries to crew, passengers and the public
• Resolving claims and disputes with other boat owners, insurers, suppliers and marinas
• Arranging local advice and assistance for you anywhere in the world, through our global network of legal, technical and medical partners
Contacts: Charles Patterson, Karolina Bieganska, Simon Church
Davies Johnson is a trading name of Thomas Miller Law Ltd and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.