The Silver Bay hotel, a member of Across Hotels & Resorts, is situated between Kontokali and the gulf Gouvia, in Corfu island. Although it is situated near a busy area, 10 minutes from the center of Kontokali, near the marina of Gouvia and 500 m from Corfu hospital, it reserves a friendly and quiet environment providing a comfortable stay to each guest.
Kontokali is a village located 4.8 km north of Corfu Town on the gulf of Gouvia. Gouvia sits on the east coast of Corfu. Τhe village comes with more sophisticated waterfront credentials thanks to its smart marina. There are shops and lively bars in the centre, plus plenty of traditional Greek restaurants for meze. As for the beach, it’s a hotspot for watersports.
Gouvia actually has several beaches, most of which come with pebbles. The main stretch is sheltered in a half-moon shingle bay, which shelves gently into the calm Ionian Sea. The middle section is best for swimmers, as the jetties either side roll out the watersports . Five minutes away, you can be dipping your toes in sandy coves.
Gouvia Marina, the first privately owned marina in Greece, is situated about 7 kilometers from the town of Corfu and the International Airport. For many years seamen considered the harbor and the bay of Gouvia 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.
The Marina, fully organised, offering facilities and services of high standards, has been operating under the new management since 1996. The total capacity is 960 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 6 meters draught and for period up to 20 years.
From the beach you can see Ipapanti church, which juts out to sea on a causeway – it sits in the village of Komeno, about 12 minutes’ walk away. Or you can take a 15-minute bus ride to Corfu Town. Here, you can climb the lofty battlements of the Old Venetian Fortress and dine in one of the elegant cafés at the Liston – a French-built arcade with an arched terrace that was inspired by the Rue de Rivoli, in Paris.