Just got back from Gouvia, and it's a great place! I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the Airport at Corfu. It gets such a bad press, I think I need to defend it a little and put a few Corfu newbies minds at rest.
The landing at Corfu is superb! A real exciting start to your holiday. The views are fantastic especially if you come in over Corfu Town. It's a short runway so you will hear a very loud backwards thrust when you land, drawing a few surprising looks from some passangers (and a few shreiks!), but it's great!
When you get off the plane, you will feel the heat hit you like Mike Tyson.....Hooray! Then a short bus ride to the Terminal where you will be met by very relaxed guards who smile and wave you through to the baggage department. Go get a trolley and take it easy. Have a wander around, get used to the atmosphere. This year our bags came to us in 20 minutes! Superb! (a record for any airport, I reckon)
The Airport is clean and well run. There is plenty of parking and a real relaxed air of friendliness. I noticed how ALL the taxi drivers were welcoming and happy to help. I hired a car from Top Cars, who were already waiting for me. Very good service indeed.
I stayed at the Spiti Prifti apartments in Gouvia, where everyone was so welcoming and Friendly. The apartments were spotless. The food Great, and the Swimming pool superb.
The Airport on the way back was again faultless, everything going to plan. With everyone doing there job without a hitch.
So take heart all you newbies, The Airport is superb, I have never had a problem in the 7 times I've been there. It's all about being positive, don't go there to be negative.....you're on holiday for goodness sake!