Located on the North Coast of Crete, Gouves is becoming more and more popular with tourists who flock to the beautiful sandy beaches every year. It’s proximity to Heraklion airport means that transfers are short and you can begin your holiday almost straight away.

Gouves has something to offer everyone from family friendly restaurants to traditional Greek tavernas and lively cocktail bars. It also has several shops due to its up and coming status as a popular holiday resort and many activities to take part in including a vast choice of watersports.

Gouves also boats some amazing history with excavations still taking place at Vlyhada near the beach where archaeologists have uncovered the remains of ancient buildings.

The town has a colourful shopping area providing all of the essentials as well as plenty of places to get souvenirs. You can also venture away from the coastal resort into the main town and discover more of traditional Crete.

Things to do

Be a Sun worshipper

Gouves boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Its soft golden sand and clear waters makes it a popular choice with holidaymakers who want to relax with a good book and top up their tan. Kids are quite happy splashing around in the warm sea or building sandcastles and you can even try your hand at some of the watersports on offer.

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