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Gouves has established itself as a popular seaside resort that has gorgeous beaches with lots of traditional Greek villages close by. It sits on the northern coast of the island and is only twelve miles to the east of the airport and the capital Heraklion. Holidays to Gouves are popular with families and couples looking for a busy resort but avoiding the party scene of other similar size resorts.
The three beaches in Gouves have a selection of watersports and are a popular spots with families who love to sunbathe, swim and have some family fun on the pedaloes. Most Gouves holidays involve lazy days relaxing on the beach enjoying the warm summer sunshine, and holidaymakers also have the opportunity to visit the sandy beaches at neighbouring resorts like Kokkini Hani. There is a small marina in the resort with a selection of boats bobbing in the turquoise waters.
After a hard day relaxing on the beach, thoughts turn to what to do on an evening. The resort has plenty of tavernas, shops, bars and even a couple of low key clubs. Enjoy an evening in one of the family run tavernas, have a conversation with one of the friendly locals whilst enjoying some traditional home cooked food and a glass of local wine or raki. For a much livelier evening many head down to Aghios Nikolaos or Hersonissos which are bigger resorts that are packed with wall to wall nightlife and ideal for night owls.
Take some time to visit some of the local traditional Cretan villages that are close by and see how everyday life is on this lovely Mediterranean island. Other popular days out include the ancient sites at Knossos, the archaeological museum at Heraklion, the famous Samaria Gorge and a boat trip to the island of Santorini always proves popular. As well as other ancient monuments on the island there are plenty of opportunities in the area for some retail therapy including Heraklion and Hersonissos with a good range of shops, stalls and boutiques followed by a spot of lunch or a cocktail in one of the many bars and cafes.
Holidays to Gouves are widely available from regional airports and we have a wide choice of deals available either via our website or with one of our friendly, experienced UK based travel consultants on freephone 0800 091 2081.