Holidays to Gouves are perfect for those seeking a sunshine escape to Greece. The resort covers the sweeping hillside village of Pano Gouves and the quaint seaside town of Kato Gouves, where whitewashed buildings, ancient churches and beachside restaurants and bars will enchant. Spend the day on the Blue Flag beach with colourful umbrellas to laze under and blue shallow waters to splash in, but if you want to experience old-style Greece, take a stroll through its traditional villages and stop at a Kafenia for an authentic coffee along the way. Or, if you fancy scintillating nightlife, the famous resort of Malia is brimming with busy bars and clubs and is a short distance away.
For those looking to explore further, you're a mere 15 minutes away from the swinging resort of Hersonissos and 25 minutes from Crete's capital Heraklion, ensuring there is more to a Gouves holiday than you may initially think. Gouves proximity to Heraklion means that long transfers are a thing of the past and once you touch down on the tarmac at the airport, you'll have your feet in golden sands in less than half an hour. Gouves is close to all of northern Crete’s major attractions including the Palace of Knossos and Spingalonga Island, so you’ll never be short of activities during your stay. Take a day trip to the pretty harbour town of Elounda and catch one of the boats to Spingalonga Island, stopping for a snorkel in the beautiful Greek sea on your way back.
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