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Family-Friendly Hotels in Gouves, Crete

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Top Gouves Family-Friendly Hotels

Artemis Apartments
Great for families
3 out of 5
Athanasiou Diakou 1, Gouves, Heraklion
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5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, kitchen, near the beach, extra beds/cots
Best of both worlds

"Whether you like lounging by the pool with a beer or need a base for excursions further afield, Artemis works for both. It boasts an excellent pool, proximity to a first rate beach and an engaging host named Sotiris."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2018

Artemis Apartments
Almare Beach Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Kokkini Chani, Gouves, Heraklion
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4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"Grande amabilité et serviabilité de la part de tout le personnel. L'emplacement et l'accès."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2019

Almare Beach Hotel
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Great for families
4.6/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, playground, babysitting, on the beach
Travellers say...

"The property itself was spectacular and the food and staff excellent the only drawback was I wish I would have known it was mostly a family resort.. Most activities were geared towards children and the place was full of kids and babies.. which is fantastic however not the place to stay if you're ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019

Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Elea Suites & Residences
Great for families
2 out of 5
Vlychadas Street, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Heraklion
The price is £58 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Perfect Holiday

"Had a brilliant week at the Adonis Appartment . Maria and Adonis the owners made us feel totally welcome and part of the family . Best and most relaxing holiday we've had so far . We'll definitely be going back there . Lovely and clean all over the complex and Maria's cooking is perfect . Adonis ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2018

Elea Suites & Residences
Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa
Great for families
The price is £168 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (235 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, laundry
Travellers say...

"We were very impressed, Location direct on the beach, breakfast just amazing, price quite reasonable, No complaints"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019

Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa
Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Great for families
The price is £203 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (205 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, waterslide, kids' club, playground
Travellers say...

"Very nice hotel, Staffs,Overall everything’s are very good, staffs are very helpful and friendly, food was very good. Our group eleven of us enjoyed well from 14th October to 21st October 2019 Thanks."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Ideal Hotel
Great for families
2 out of 5
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4.3/5Excellent! (33 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, kitchen, near the beach, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"Not that far from airport so you can take the public bus. It has a built in restaurant and a nice pool. Some mosquitoes in the room but nothing outrageous. Restaurant was decently priced and had tradtional greek food. The beach was 3 minutes away. An okay stay for an okay day"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2019

Ideal Hotel
Elpida Apartments
Great for families
2 out of 5
Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete
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4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Lovely place near beach

"Unbelievable customer service,food is amazing,swimming pool very clean,5 star place for a holiday,very quite place to be ,was amazing holiday I made the right choice if wasn't this nice staying place and customer service it wouldn't be so lovely and perfect,health food and speaking very good English ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2017

Elpida Apartments
Arina Beach Resort
Great for families
The price is £190 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (143 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, free water park access, games room, on the beach
Travellers say...

"nice hotel, very good food, fresh and a lof of variety"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Arina Beach Resort
Dimitra Hotel Apartments
Great for families
The price is £70 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (49 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, playground, near the beach, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"Beep Beep Boop Boop Nice place for the money, staff VERY friendly and nice, extraordinarily cute kitty and puppy. Room a little lackluster but you get what you pay for"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2019

Dimitra Hotel Apartments
Anna Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
The price is £53 per night
3.9/5Good! (17 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cots, laundry
Perfect but for inadequate AC

"Amazing service and hospitality. Clean place. Room/bed clean and comfy. A/C struggled to bring temperature to reasonable, however and we all struggled to sleep. My daughter ended up pulling her mattress off the bed to put it directly under the vent."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2018

Anna Hotel
Diogenis Blue Palace
Great for families
4 out of 5
Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete Island
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3.7/5Good! (24 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, near the beach, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"We had exceptional service from all the staff at Diogenis , right from the driver Costas who picked us up from the airport, Stavros the manager, Dimitris and Maria. A special thank you to Levteris, who was outstanding, always greeting us with a smile and helping us with our queries. We thoroughly ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2019

Diogenis Blue Palace
Sweet Memory Apartments
Great for families
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3.7/5Good! (37 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Wondeful

"The owner where amazing and helpful. Would stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Sweet Memory Apartments
Dimitra Apartments
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
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3.7/5Good! (6 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, near the beach, extra beds/cots
Nice apartments in peaceful friendly area.

"Stayed for 5 nights. Very nice peaceful area with good restraurants and tavernas to relax in. The Dimitra Apartments are comfortable but would suggest that the price per night include a/c and safe without additional costs for these. The family are very friendly and helpful, I would recommend that ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2015

Dimitra Apartments
Gouves Water Park Holiday Resort
Great for families
5 out of 5
Kato Gouves, Pediados, Gouves, Crete Island
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3.7/5Good! (49 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, free water park access, kids' club, playground
Travellers say...

"Great facilities, the kids loved it. Only minor issue with the kids club, could use some more engaged staff."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Gouves Water Park Holiday Resort
Blue Aegean Hotel & Suites
Great for families
The price is £47 per night
3.6/5Good! (9 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kids' club, playground, games room
Friendly hotel near to beach

"Good location near to bars and amenities. Food menu changed daily"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2017

Blue Aegean Hotel & Suites
Cosmi Apartments
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
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3.4/5Good! (7 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, near the beach, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"The location for the firs night is good...just to put ahead on bad"…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2019

Cosmi Apartments
Astir Beach Hotel
Great for families
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3.4/5 (16 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kids' club, playground, mini golf
Travellers say...

"Swimming pools were easy to access and the beach was very close"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2019

Astir Beach Hotel
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Where should we stay in Gouves?

The secluded destination of Gouves is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with the children. The fun-filled water park, beaches and recreation options are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Arrange a flight into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), which is located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where you might want to stay with the family, you can use Expedia to search for a hotel in Gouves that has what you need, whether that's a swimming pool for the children or free airport transfers.

When should we visit Gouves?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use this information to decide when to grab the children and head to Gouves.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 28°F
  • Coldest months: February, March, January and December, with an average temperature of 9°F
  • Driest months: September, April, May and November, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, November, January and December, with an average rainfall of 3.25 inches

What should we see and do in Gouves?

While you and your family are staying in Gouves, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Dinosauria Park, Cretaquarium and Watercity Waterpark. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Palace of Knossos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Natural History Museum of Crete.

Gouves is also known for the:
  • Theme parks
  • Beaches
  • Water parks
  • Recreation options

Frequently asked questions

What's Gouves like for family-friendly holidays?
If you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children, the remote destination of Gouves is a good choice. The fun-filled water park, beaches and recreation options are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Arrange a flight into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), which is located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option when travelling with children to Gouves?
Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 3 restaurants. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Dimitra Hotel Apartments and Anna Hotel.
What's the seasonal weather like in Gouves?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are February and March, with an average of 13°C. Average annual rainfall for Gouves is 497 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Gouves?
Watercity Waterpark and Dinosauria Park are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Gouves. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Star Beach Water Park, Heraklion Port and Crete Golf Club.

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