Those that choose to embark on Gouves holidays will be rewarded with countless attractions, among them a sensational range of long sandy beaches, bustling bars, aromatic restaurants and alluring shops, all combining to promise memorable holidays on the island of Crete.
The area that encompasses Gouves can be found just 20km east of Heraklion on the beautiful northern coastline of Crete, proving easily accessible for an influx of holidaying families, couples or groups after some sun, sand and sea. Three small, quaint sandy beaches comprise the main tourism lure of Gouves, while a pebbly beach found at Kokkini Hani also helps to keep families occupied, favoured for its gentle waters. Whichever beach you choose to worship during your holidays to Gouves, you’ll find enough relaxation or adventure to compliment your stay on one of the most stunning islands in Greece.
A family-friendly resort within easy reach of some of Crete's best attractions, Gouves holidays have something for everyone. To find out more about this fantastic destination, check out our list of top Gouves things to do.
Beach Perfection on Crete
Darting straight to the sand is an acceptable motion, but for those hoping to gain a little more than a healthy tan from their time in Crete would do well with a visit to some of the surrounding attractions of the island. Gouves is surrounded by a number of charming and engaging Cretan villages, all allowing you to capture a unique insight into authentic and traditional life on the island of Crete, somewhat removed from the core tourist areas frequented by visitors during their holidays in Gouves.
Take the short journey to the Skotino Cave, one of the largest caves in Crete, or Eileithyia Cave to gain a glimpse into the area’s Neolithic past, while those after a better understanding of Crete’s history should pay a visit to the fascinating Minoan Villa site in Kokkini Hani and Amnisos. If you’re more interested in the truly ancient history of the area, head along the coast to nearby Kissamos where you can discover archaeological finds dating from Roman times, including stunning mosaics.