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GOUVES
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Gouves beach   Gouves beach   Gouves harbour

 

Gouves promenade   Gouves town   Gouves beach
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Gouves is not necessarily the most beautiful place for a holiday in Crete, but it’s perfect for people who want a small laid back resort in a tranquil environment close to Heraklion and a short distance from the airport.

 

Set along a coastline of sandy and rocky bays, Gouves is small traditional and relatively unspoilt, however it still has most things that you need for a successful holiday, like mini-markets, car and motorbike rental, and of course bars and restaurants offering good food, good wine and Cretan hospitality.
 

It has a lovely sandy beach with water-sports and a little marina for small boats. Being close to its neighbouring resorts of Kokkini Hani and Hersonissos it gives you the chance to pop over if you fancy a break, the small resort of Kokkini is laid back while Hersonissos is large and action packed.

Up on a hillside a couple of kms away sits the original old village of Gouves, worth visiting to get the true flavour of Crete, it has a few typical kafenia (cafes’) and tavernas. Local holiday attractions are the archaeological sites in Kokkini Hani and Amnisos, the monastery of Saint John, Skotino Cave one of the most impressive in Crete and the ancient sites at Knossos.

 

JOURNEY TIME
Heraklion Airport to Gouves is approx 14Kms (7miles) - 20mins by taxi

 
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