Gouves Hotels Crete, Greece

This charming resort is situated on the North coast and provides an excellent base to explore the island. There are plenty of shops, bars, tavernas and clubs available in the resort but nightlife is rather quiet. If you are looking for somewhere a bit busier at night, there are plenty of resorts close at hand.

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Gouves

Gouves is a well developed resort which offers long sandy beaches, historical sites and great choice of shops and restaurants. Gouves covers several smaller villages including the village of Kato Gouves and Pano Gouves. Most of the activity centres around Kato Gouves where there are tavernas, restaurants, bars and hotels.

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Gouves Hotels (?)

Divina Apartments Photograph of Divina Apartments
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With its fantastic beach location, this hotel would suit those looking to relax around the pool or make the most of the beach and the nearby amenities....

4.5 / 5 from 17 reviews

Ourania Apartments Photograph of Ourania Apartments
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Small and peaceful apartment complex offering friendly hospitality and a relaxing atmosphere; ideal for combining relaxation with exploring the nearby beach and town....

4.4 / 5 from 9 reviews

Adonis Apartments Photograph of Adonis Apartments
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A small family-run apartment complex situated on the outskirts of Gouves, offering a comfortable base with friendly hospitality....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

John Mary Apartments Photograph of John Mary Apartments
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A friendly and relaxed complex offering a good standard of accommodation as well as a peaceful location near the beach....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Villa Marie Kelly Apartments Photograph of Villa Marie Kelly Apartments
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These apartments will appeal to families and couples looking for a quieter location close to the beach with everything within walking distance....

4.7 / 5 from 13 reviews

Klio Apartments Photograph of Klio Apartments
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An ideal choice for those looking for the flexibility of self catering with the amenities of a hotel, situated close to the beach and resort centre, the Klio Apartments provides a great base for a rel...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort Photograph of Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
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Luxurious beachfront resort set in stunning gardens providing an elegant ambience and offering the highest standards of facilities including a spa....

4.7 / 5 from 7 reviews

Hara Ilios Village Hotel Photograph of Hara Ilios Village Hotel
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Relax with a drink in the beautiful gardens which are full of flowers, olive and palm trees, the perfect end to a perfect day....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Gouves Sea and Mare Hotel Photograph of Gouves Sea and Mare Hotel
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The Gouves Sea and Mare will appeal to those looking for a quiet base to relax in the sun by the pool or the nearby beach and still be within walking distance of the resort centre....

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Kleanthi Studios Photograph of Kleanthi Studios
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The Kleanthi Studios are situated on the outskirts of Gouves in a quiet location, offering simply furnished self catering accommodation with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Blue Aegean Aparthotel Photograph of Blue Aegean Aparthotel
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A comfortable apartment complex which provides a range of facilities combined with a location close to a sandy beach and a selection of bars and restaurants....

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

Pallatium Apartments Photograph of Pallatium Apartments
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A popular apartment complex offering comfortable self catering accommodation in a quiet location, ideal for a relaxing holiday....

3.9 / 5 from 11 reviews

Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort Photograph of Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort
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The Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort has a quiet spot in the resort of Gouves, though just a few minutes walk from both the beach and resort centre. Ideally suited to families looking for a hotel with ...

4.1 / 5 from 9 reviews

Astir Beach Hotel Photograph of Astir Beach Hotel
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The Astir Beach offers a good range of amenities on-site, coupled with comfortable accommodation and a great beachfront location provide all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday for all ages....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Erato Hotel Photograph of Erato Hotel
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Ideally suited to the budget traveller, the Hotel Erato is a family run hotel offering its guests warm Cretan hospitality....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Pella Apartments Photograph of Pella Apartments
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Being so close to the beach coupled with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere makes the Pella Apartments the ideal base for a relaxing holiday....

5 / 5 from 10 reviews

Rena Apartments Photograph of Rena Apartments
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Small, friendly, family run property in a tranquil location on the outskirts of the resort....

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

Lavris Hotel & Bungalows Photograph of Lavris Hotel & Bungalows
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This large complex has so much to offer, it is the ideal destination for an enjoyable family holiday....

3.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Cosmi Apartments Photograph of Cosmi Apartments
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A basic family run apartment complex offering clean and comfortable accommodation providing the perfect destination for a self catering family holiday....

4.1 / 5 from 9 reviews

Kaissa Beach Apartments Photograph of Kaissa Beach Apartments
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The Hotel Kaissa Beach is a modern complex in a great location by the beach....

4.5 / 5 from 10 reviews

Kallia Beach Hotel Photograph of Kallia Beach Hotel
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This pleasant hotel will appeal to couples and families who are looking for a quiet beach holiday....

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

St Constantin Hotel Photograph of St Constantin Hotel
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Friendly and welcoming complex combining comfortable accommodation with a good range of onsite facilities for the whole family. Ideal for those who just wish to relax or those who like to be more act...

4 / 5 from 9 reviews

Despo Hotel Photograph of Despo Hotel
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The Despo Hotel has a remote location though still within easy reach of both the beach and resort centre....

3.5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Club Lyda Hotel Photograph of Club Lyda Hotel
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Located just on the outskirts of the resort but still within easy reach of local amenities. Ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun....

2.4 / 5 from 5 reviews

Sweet Memory Apartments Photograph of Sweet Memory Apartments
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The Sweet Memory Apartments enjoy a quiet location, not too far from local restaurants and taverns and very close to the sea. ...

3.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

Aphrodite Beach Club Hotel Photograph of Aphrodite Beach Club Hotel
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The Aphrodite Beach Club is a spacious beach complex, ideal for all ages and will suit those looking for privacy and quiet, or those seeking plenty of activities. The hotel offers high standards of s...

3.8 / 5 from 9 reviews

Artemis Apartments Photograph of Artemis Apartments
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The family run Artemis Apartments provides a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere, coupled with comfortable guest accommodation and a quiet location....

Best Western Your Memories Aparthotel Photograph of Best Western Your Memories Aparthotel
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Your Memories offers comfortable and well equipped guest accommodation, providing a great base for a relaxing holiday....

Blue Sky Apartments Photograph of Blue Sky Apartments
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Blue Sky Apartments is suitable for families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday....

Calypso Holidays Hotel Photograph of Calypso Holidays Hotel
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This family-friendly hotel offers quality services and a relaxing atmosphere....

Despina Apartments Gouves Photograph of Despina Apartments Gouves
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Despina Apartments is family run and offers its guests a relaxed atmosphere coupled with a friendly and personal service, making a great base for an enjoyable holiday in the sun....

Diogenis Blue Palace Hotel Photograph of Diogenis Blue Palace Hotel
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The Diogenis Blue Palace Hotel has a great location on the Gouves beach road, just steps from two sandy beaches. Rooms are simply furnished though offer the flexibility for larger or extended families...

Ederi Hotel Photograph of Ederi Hotel
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A well run hotel with a friendly and informal atmosphere. Ideal for families....

Eva Maria Hotel Photograph of Eva Maria Hotel
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An intimate hotel offering comfortable accommodation and is the ideal place to relax by the pool or in the seaside resort of Gouves....

George Apartments Photograph of George Apartments
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Small family run complex offering basic accommodation and facilities with a fantastic location close to the beach; ideal for a relaxing beach holiday....

Golden Bay Apartments Photograph of Golden Bay Apartments
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The Golden Bay complex has a sea front location, offers an out door swimming pool and features self catering accommodation. ...

Gouves Bay Hotel Photograph of Gouves Bay Hotel
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The Gouves Bay Hotel enjoys beautiful views of the clear blue sea, a great choice for those looking for a quiet holiday....

Irene Hotel Photograph of Irene Hotel
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A family run hotel with a friendly ambiance nestled in olive groves near to the beach and within easy reach of the town with a selection of shops, restaurants and bars....

Kritzas Beach Bungalows Photograph of Kritzas Beach Bungalows
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The Kritzas Bungalows are situated on the beachfront in the village of Gournes, which is midway between Gouves and Kokini Hani....

Lavris Paradise Hotel Photograph of Lavris Paradise Hotel
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The Lavris Paradise Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in peaceful surroundings....

Magda Hotel Photograph of Magda Hotel
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The Magda Hotel offers well equipped and comfortable accommodation in a great location close to the beach and resort centre....

Mania Apartments Photograph of Mania Apartments
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This small complex offers comfortable accommodation with a relaxing and friendly atmosphere....

Marina Beach Hotel Photograph of Marina Beach Hotel
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The Marina Beach Hotel offers a good location coupled with comfortable accommodation and good facilities, ideal for a relaxed holiday in the sun....

Sweet Memory Apartments II Photograph of Sweet Memory Apartments II
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The Sweet Memory Apartments II has a quiet location around 10-minutes walk from the beach. The complex offers simply furnished self-catering accommodation with a welcoming atmosphere....

The Island Hotel Photograph of The Island Hotel
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The Island Hotel is an adults and couples only complex enjoying a magnificent location on the beachfront in a quiet area of Gouves....

Valentina Apartments Photograph of Valentina Apartments
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Small and friendly apartment complex offering comfortable accommodation within a short walk from the nearest beach. Ideal for those who like a traditional feel and simple facilities....

Gouves Reviews

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Beach is 8 minutes walk but the hotel has a shuttle bus service. Beach beds are 5 Euro for 2 beds, umbrella and a 1lt of water, water slides are great fun for all ages.

Holiday Date:5th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Divina Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Nice selection of restaurants and bars.

Holiday Date:5th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Ourania Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely place with plenty of bars and restaurants, good value for money, never felt we were being ripped off anywhere in Gouves.

Holiday Date:26th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Divina Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Some lovely beaches in the area also an aquarium is also in walking distance. If your self catering it's not cheap if your going with a family.

Holiday Date:17th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Pallatium Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Been there many times, quiet resort which is what we like. Good eating places in many bars didn't have a bad meal during our stay.

Holiday Date:4th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Blue Aegean Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Suite
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

The complex was brilliant, rooms were spotless and cleaned everyday except Sunday's.

Holiday Date:3rd Aug 2017
Accommodation:Kallia Beach Hotel
Room:Family Room
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

For us as a family, this resort was perfect, small and fairly quiet. Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in Gouves. Other resorts are easily reached by taxi or public buses, which are very cheap. If you are after a more lively resort, with nightclubs ect, Gouves is not for you. Definitely a family/quieter resort.

Holiday Date:25th Jul 2017
Accommodation:John Mary Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

We have been to Gouves for the last 20 years so obviously we love it.

Holiday Date:8th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Divina Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely clean area of Crete. Lots of tavernas and bars, lovely clean beach. Plenty of shops and supermarkets. Also an Aquarium, Dinosauria and a Planetarium all within walking distance of the apartments!

Holiday Date:7th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Ourania Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Bedrooms/Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Nice quiet place with plenty of good restaurants and cafe bars.

Holiday Date:4th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Gouves Maya Resort
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Very quiet place, fabulous if you just want to relax. Absolutely beautiful.

Holiday Date:17th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Klio Apartments
Room:Studio - Garden/Pool View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Nice but small beach, restaurants and bars in walking distance.

Holiday Date:16th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Ourania Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Quiet rural area, lovely tavernas, great people. Perfect couples place for some laid back relaxation

Holiday Date:16th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Ourania Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Quite rural and perfect for relaxation, nice place for couples bit quiet for younger people but we love it.

Holiday Date:13th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Adonis Apartments
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Relaxing.

Holiday Date:14th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Villa Marie Kelly Apartments
Room:Studio - Garden/Pool/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lots of nice restaurants and bars, good shopping and easy access to regular buses to Heraklion and beyond. Nice beaches, lots of good walking.

Holiday Date:1st Oct 2016
Accommodation:Pallatium Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Small at first but everything you need and few more minutes walk and you will find even more stuff to see, so you can have a bit of everything.

Holiday Date:27th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Despo Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

We go back frequently as it is a quiet resort and short transfer from airport. Good food in Philipos, Milos and Paradise bars.

Holiday Date:20th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Adonis Apartments
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

I love Gouves because it is a traditional Cretan resort. If you want McDonalds, fish and chips, nightclubs and all that British tourists get in Spanish resorts - avoid Gouves like the plague! Don't ruin it for the rest of us who revel in a couple of weeks in this idyllic spot to recharge our batteries.

Holiday Date:13th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Pallatium Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

We often stay in Gouves, it is quiet and still quite traditional.

Holiday Date:8th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Ourania Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lovely laid back resort, relaxing break!

Holiday Date:4th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Cosmi Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

We had a wonderful time in Gouves although the apartment was quite a walk from the main area where all the bars and tavernas are.

Holiday Date:3rd Sep 2016
Accommodation:Ourania Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Bedrooms/Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely bars and places to eat.

Holiday Date:30th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Divina Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

A quiet resort. Varied tavernas. Excellent beaches.

Holiday Date:18th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Villa Marie Kelly Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden/Pool/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Small and quiet resort just what we wanted and short transfer from Heraklion Airport. Some good tavernas like the Milos, Philipos's and the Paradise bar.

Holiday Date:16th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Pallatium Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Lots of nice restaurants, fantastic sea, beaches small.

Holiday Date:16th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Club Lyda Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Gouves town was fine but little significance to our hotel location which was quite a distance away.

Holiday Date:9th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Divina Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Quiet but nice.

Holiday Date:2nd Aug 2016
Accommodation:Ourania Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Bedrooms/Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Very quiet in August, didn't have a bad meal in the town. Best bar Maria Yannis.

Holiday Date:28th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Cosmi Apartments
Room:Studio - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Fantastic place.

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Kleanthi Studios
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Land/Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Relaxing time, bars all good especially Rainbow, Wembley bar, Baraki and Anfield Bar. Great food at George's travena.

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Divina Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Good bars, one street of shops and good beach with clear waters.

Holiday Date:28th May 2016
Accommodation:Villa Marie Kelly Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Garden/Pool/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

We have been to Gouves many times. The kids love to visit the aquarium and the dinosaur park we walk there and get a taxi back. Lots of pubs and restaurants about some further than others. Beach very close only a 3 minute walk and perfect for kids.

Holiday Date:27th May 2016
Accommodation:Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

The resort is only a 10 minute walk from the beach. It is a very quiet resort, so we travelled into Heraklion a couple of times for dinner. The bus service is cheap and regular.

Holiday Date:9th May 2016
Accommodation:St Constantin Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Beach, shops and attractions nearby.

Holiday Date:30th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Villa Marie Kelly Apartments
Room:Studio - Garden/Pool/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Excellent choice of tavernas and food. People so welcoming and friendly. Especially at Medusa and Phillipos taverna.

Holiday Date:26th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Villa Marie Kelly Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden/Pool/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Nice peaceful resort and clean and tidy beaches.

Holiday Date:16th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Villa Marie Kelly Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden/Pool/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Difficult to rate due to timing of our stay as it was the start of the season and everywhere was very quiet.

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Villa Marie Kelly Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden/Pool/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Perfect. Great apartment, good position near the beach. Excellent tavernas nearby and a pleasant walk along the promenade to the town. Will be back.

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort
Room:Single - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Expensive shops, better to travel by car.

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Beaches

Kato Gouves offers a wide stretch of sand which shelves gently into the sea and offers some good swimming. Watersports are also available for those who want to get out on the sea and the beach is fringed with tavernas and bars.

Nearby Attractions

A drive to the top of Mount Ederi should be on the list of things to do and a wander around the old village of Pano Gouves is also a great way to spend the afternoon. For those seeking historical sites there are many churches to see including Agios Georgios (Saint George), Agios Ioannis (St. John) and Panayia (dedicated to the birth of Our Lady). Visitors should also take a trip to the island's capital of Heraklion is only a 30 minute drive away where there is a Venetian port and old walled city.

Quick Facts

Heraklion Airport is approximately 20 km away - transfer time approx. 25 minutes.

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