Located less than 20km from the popular resort of Heraklion lies one of its more laid-back although still fairly busy neighbours of Gouves. Despite receiving relatively fewer tourist numbers compared to places like Hekalion, Gouves still covers quite an extensive area and receives a steady inflow of tourism. Two of the best places in Gouves include Kato Gouves and Pano Gouves, the latter of which is built into the side of the spectacular Mt. Ederi.
Budget-friendly holidays to Gouves are very readily available and the region can be reached from most regional airports. The resort of Gouves is conveniently located just a 15-minute drive away from Heraklion airport. Make sure you check the CheekyTrip comparison site for more fantastic deals to this beautiful part of the world. Direct flights to Crete tend to be just under 4 hours long and with next to no transfer time on the other side, you can get straight into living your dream holiday!
Gouves is at its busiest from spring until autumn but rarely gets overcrowded with tourists. Temperatures reach the high 20s on most days throughout this period making it a very reliable destination to visit in that sense. Prices tend to be slightly cheaper outside of these months from autumn to spring. However, with most of the tourist facilities closed or with reduced hours and the town more or less in hibernation, you may find that there is significantly less to do in this resort at this time of year.
As with most resorts in this part of the world, one of the best things to do in Gouves is to visit and relax on one of its stunning beaches. The long stretch of coastline offers some rocky areas for a bit more privacy and longer stretches of sandy areas with all of the amenities that you would expect from a fantastic beach resort - swimming, umbrellas, loungers and an all-round buzzing atmosphere. Some of the other great things to do in the region include water sports, a visit to the aquarium in nearby Gournes and Anopolis Water Park.
Gouves has a wide selection of accommodation options to choose from including affordable hotels, more expensive luxury options and cheaper choices that include apartments and family-run B&Bs. The best places to eat in this resort are along its lively coastline with a whole host of restaurants providing traditional Cretan cuisine to accompany breathtaking views over the sand and sea.
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