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Gouves (or Kato Gouves) lies on the north coast of Crete, between Hersonissos and Heraklion, and is a popular holiday choice for couples and families alike who are attracted to a resort with great facilities yet not loud and lively. The 3 small sandy beaches are ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the crystal sea, with water sports available for you to try your hand at.
The temperature in Gouves ranges between 15-23° out of season and 26-32° during the summer months. From the marina and small harbour you can hire boats or book up for boat tours and there are supermarkets and gift shops in Gouves for you to purchase those holiday essentials.
In the evening there are plenty of bars and discos open until late, yet Gouves is not known for it`s liveliness and there are tranquil areas of the resort for you to just enjoy a couple of drinks and watch the sun disappear. There are a great selection of restaurants and tavernas in Gouves, offering traditional Greek cuisine, fresh fish dishes and international food, such as Italian, Chinese, Indian and British.
Gouves is approximately 25 minutes from Heraklion Airport - 35km (21 miles).
Ideal for Couples
Couples are attracted to Gouves due to the beaches, relaxing vibe and the fact that it is a great base from where to explore the surrounding places of interest.
Great for Families
The beaches are popular with families, as is the nearby water park with slides and flumes.
You can enjoy the best of both worlds in Gouves, with a varied selection of music bars and discos, as well as some wonderful tavernas offering a quiet laidback atmosphere.
Whilst on holiday in Gouves try some of the exquisite fresh fish cuisine or traditional Greek dishes at one of the tavernas. The restaurants serve international meals also.
There are 3 small sandy beaches in Gouves for you to choose from.
Just 2 miles inland is the original village of Gouves, on the side of Mount Ederi, and worth a visit, as are the archaeological sites in Kokkini Hani and Amnisos, the monastery of St John and the fabulous Skotino Cave.