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Gouves Holidays

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7 Nights

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Gorgeous Gouves holidays 2020

Gouves is a small resort on the northern coast of Crete that offers sandy beaches, crystal clear seas and plenty of traditional Greek charm. There are lots of water sports available on the beaches, and the little town has a great choice of shops, restaurants and cafés. You can explore the old village, Pano Gouves, which offers wonderful views over the coastline, or head to big, buzzy Hersonissos (15 minutes away by car) if you want some shopping and nightlife. There are water parks and an aquarium nearby for kids, and the island capital of Heraklion has boutiques and cafés, along with a clutch of excellent museums. Just south of Heraklion is the magnificent archaeological site at Knossos, once the largest Minoan city on Crete. 

 

Gouves at a glance

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We love the mix of excellent sandy beaches and more secluded rocky areas

Family-friendly attractions

Ideal for a quiet family holiday thanks to its top-notch sandy beaches 

Top attractions to visit

Visit the church of St. Constantine, built within a small pine forest

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Gouves is a pretty, seaside resort overlooking a string of beaches and coves on the northern coast of Crete

ete. It’s a tranquil spot, surrounded by citrus groves and orchards, but the big buzzy resort of Hersonissos is just a 15-minute drive away if you want to get your shopping and nightlife fix. Like many Cretan coastal villages, Gouves is divided into two parts: Pano Gouves is the old village, set on a hilltop just inland, while Kato Gouves (‘lower Gouves’) is the newer part of town that has grown up along the beaches. By the sea, you’ll find a good choice of restaurants and shops, and there are lots of options for water sports along the beaches. The old village is very charming, and offers wonderful views over the coast.

Beaches

Beaches

There are several beaches in Gouves, which is one of a string of small seaside villages along this stretch of Crete’s northern coastline. You can take your pick among sandy beaches with plenty of facilities, such as sun beds and parasols for rent, or choose a rocky cove if you’re looking for peace and seclusion. The waters here are generally calm and shallow, ideal for young children, protected from the wind by breakers in the sea. You can enjoy a host of water sports here, whether you want to mess about on a banana boat or take wind-surfing lessons. And there are plenty of places to eat and drink, many right on the beach.

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Gouves weather

Gouves weather
Jan
14°C
Avg. Dry Days 12
Feb
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 13
Mar
16°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Apr
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Nov
19°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Dec
16°C
Avg. Dry Days 13

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What is Gouves like in Crete?

Think a lovely sea resort boasting a great selection of sandy beaches within quaint surroundings.

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