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|The village and the beaches of Gouves on the island of Crete|
Gouves is a village on the north coast of Crete. It lies between Gournes and Analipsi, 18 kilometers east of the capital Heraklion. Actually it is more a sort of area rather than a village. It also consists of several villages: Kato Gouves (down at the beaches) and the older traditional village of Pano Gouves which is situated on a higher level. Usually when people talk about the village Gouves they mean the village at the bottom by the sea - so Kato Gouves. Kato Gouves is mainly created for tourists. The village is accessible via the Old National Road that runs between Heraklion and Chersonissos. You can also take the New National Road and take the exit to Gouves (indicated with a sign). The last few miles to the village you will drive on the old route.
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You can find many shops with souvenirs, clothes and anything you can think of in Gouves and there are quite a few hotels and apartment complexes where you can stay. Along the quay and in the village there are many restaurants and taverns to choose from, including two Chinese restaurants and fast food restaurants. There are also bars and there is some night life. In addition the village has several other facilities such as a pharmacy, a medical clinic, several supermarkets and ATMs. More importantly perhaps is that there are good beaches in the village. The "boulevard" of the village is a few miles long and when you follow it you will pass several sandy beaches. These beaches are organized and you can rent umbrellas and sun bed and there is a possibility for various water sports like jet skiing, water skiing and canoeing. It all sounds terribly touristy but still it is pleasant to stay here (especially out of season). It can not compare with places like Malia or Chersonissos where it is much busier and more commercial, and where traffic is much busier. In one way or another there is a relaxed atmosphere here and it is really not that busy.
|Xilino Tavern in Gouves|
Xilino Tavern is situated at the seafront of Gouves and has comfortable seats. The serve food from the Greek kitchen and international kitchen, grilled dishes, breakfasts, omelettes, crepes, fish dishes, pizzas, different appetizers and snacks. We had an English breakfast and a cappuccino here. The cappuccino tasted good and was served with whipped milk. The English breakfast had toast, jam, a sausage, one slice of bacon, 2 eggs, fried mushrooms, tomato and white beans in tomato sauce. No orange juice.
Our verdict: a 7 out of 10
|Gouves Hotels - Sevini Apartments - very good reviews|
The family-run Sevini Apartments is located in Kato Gouves, only a few metres from the beach. Sevini consists of 8 apartments, all with balconies with countryside and sea views. There are cooking facilities with all accessories and a fridge in every apartment; clean linen is supplied twice a week. Air conditioning and a safe can be provided for a fee. Sevini Apartments offers free Wi-Fi. Boat trips and bus tours can be arranged anywhere on the island. Car rental can also be arranged. Staff will be happy to offer suggestions on restaurants. The hotel is 12 km from Hersonissos and 16 km east of Heraklion and the Heraklion International Airport. Free private parking is available on site.
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|Villa Kouvohori - Private villa for rent at the sea in Gournes, Kokkini Chani|
Just 20 metres from the seafront in Gouves, Villa Kouvohori is set amidst a 15,000-m2 garden with BBQ facilities and outdoor seating areas. Restaurants and mini markets are just a short walk away. Free WiFi is available. The villa consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and spacious living room with a piano. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with an oven and cooking hobs, dishwasher and fridge. A flat-screen TV and washing machine are included. Guests can have la fresco meals while enjoying Cretan Sea views from their furnished terrace. A traditional oven and a BBQ are also available. Villa Kouvohori lies 300 metres from the Cretaquarium and 10 km from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. Free parking is offered on site
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|Villa Chrissanthi Sea - Apartments and studios directly at the beach in Gouves|
Just a few metres from the sandy Gouves Beach in Heraklion, Villa Chryssanthi Sea features a sea-view snack bar and a pool with sun terrace. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and self-catering units overlooking the Cretan Sea and the pool. Opening to a furnished balcony, the studios and apartments of Villa Chryssanthi Sea have a kitchenette with fridge, cooking hobs and microwave. Each is equipped with air conditioning, a fan and a safe. The private bathroom comes with a shower. Guests can start their day with a continental breakfast served daily at the dining area. Cold coffees, drinks and light meals can be enjoyed at the on-site snack bar throughout the day. Restaurants and bars lie within a short walk from the property. Villa Chrissanthi Sea is located 17 km from the centre of Heraklion and 16 km from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. Limenas Chersonisou is 12 km away. Free public parking can be found on site.
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|Villa Creta - Villa with 5 bedrooms and private pool in Gouves|
Located in Profitis Ilias of Gouves, Villa Creta offers luxurious, self-catering accommodation with a private, seawater pool surrounded by a deck terrace. The split-level villa enjoys views over the Cretan Sea and the mountain and offers free Wi-Fi throughout. Elegantly decorated with classical furnishings, the spacious villa has 5 separate bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and 3 living rooms, one of which comes with a fireplace. Facilities also include a washing machine, a dishwasher, a microwave and flat-screen TVs with CD and DVD players. One of the 4 bathrooms comes with a spa bath, while bathrobes and slippers are also available. Guests can relax at the sofas by the pool or enjoy al fresco meals at the shaded, outdoor dining area. BBQ facilities and an outdoor kitchen are also featured on site. A chauffer, a private chef and helicopter or yacht rental services can be provided upon request and at extra charge. Free transfer from the airport can be arranged and a daily maid service is available. Villa Creta is located 20 km from Heraklion City, while Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport is 18 km away. Hersonissos is at a distance of 10 km. Guests will find a golf course and water sport activities 1 km away. Free parking is possible nearby.
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