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Gouves Water Park Holiday Resort
5 out of 5
Kato Gouves, Pediados, Gouves, Crete Island
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1.58 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (49 reviews)

"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
Villa Almyra
4 out of 5
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1.19 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Großzügige moderne Villa mit einzigartigem Blick

"Tolle Lage und Blick aufs Meer; sehr hell und großzügig; ruhige Straße und dennoch recht zentral zu Supermärkten, Cafés und Restaurants; sehr netter Empfang und unkomplizierter Check-in und Check-our (konnten kostenfrei etwas länger am Abreisetag bleiben);negativ: Handtücher und Bettlaken waren zum ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

Villa Almyra
Apartment, beach and aquarium nearby
Gournes Heraklion, Gouves, Crete
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0.99 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Appart cosy avec clim au bord de ma mer

"Marion est une femme très sympathique, extrèmement gentille et arrangeante. Nous avons eu un soucis de voiture et elle nous a attendu jusqu'à minuit et nous a aceuillis avec le sourire, cela faisait du bien ! Elle est aussi de grand conseil pour les visites, et est super souriante. Nous avons pu ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Apartment, beach and aquarium nearby
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Beach Villa Penelope With Private Pool
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2.23 mi from city centre
Beach Villa Penelope With Private Pool
Kouvohori Villas Crete
4 out of 5
Gournes Beach Road, Gouves, Heraklion
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1.26 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Best stay for our Crete trip

"We stayed at kouvohori for 3 nights and it was the best stay ever in an entire Greece trip. Manolis was very responsive and he went to receive us personally. We have 12 people traveling with us and the villa was a perfect place for such a big group like this. The kids love to be able to hang out ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2018

Kouvohori Villas Crete
Enorme Maya Beach - Adults Only
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2.29 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Good modern hotel. Great Staff, Great food, very nice people (visitors)"…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019

Enorme Maya Beach - Adults Only
Hara Ilios Village
3 out of 5
Agiou Panteleimonos, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Heraklion
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2.32 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)
Basic but does the job.

"Stayed here for a few days. The room was pretty decent although I didn't have a tv or any toiletries provided. That wasn't a huge problem for me however. The beach was a 5 min walk away so that was nice. The pool was a decent size and plenty of sun beds. The staff were very helpful and nice. Pretty ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 May 2017

Hara Ilios Village
Kallia Beach
4 out of 5
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1.5 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (16 reviews)
Kalli Beach Vacation in Crete

"Our stay was fantastic, the best family time ever.The staff were the best at what they do, excellent customer service, friendly, made me feel as if I was the King of Greece."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019

Kallia Beach
Despoina Apartments by Checkin
2 out of 5
Koto Gouves, Gouves, Crete
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2.53 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)
Close to beach and good location

"Lovely view and near amenities but rooms are smallish and basic however overall brilliant"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2018

Despoina Apartments by Checkin
Kri Kri Village by Checkin
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1.2 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (16 reviews)
Wonderful Hotel, can't wait to go back.

"Lovely hotel, very helpful friendly and warm staff. Really nicely designed property with lovely garden and great swimming pool."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Kri Kri Village by Checkin
Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
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1.24 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (221 reviews)
A resort in transition

"Good thing we booked the Superior rooms. They were fantastic, as was the daily access to the beach cafe for breakfast as a perk. It honestly would be a totally different experience if you book a normal room and go to the buffet everyday - both of which are terribly dated, but will be modernised as ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Heraklion Seaside Gem - Olia Private Retreat
4 out of 5
Odos Thermopilon, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete
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2.38 mi from city centre
Heraklion Seaside Gem - Olia Private Retreat
Lavris Hotels & Spa
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1.58 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (19 reviews)
Private pool but dated room

"Booked a room with a private pool, nice pool however the room was disappointing - nothing serious enough to complain about but quite dated decor and very cramped shower over a bath. That being said the staff were brilliant. The location is very quiet, a walk down to the beach through other hotels ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2019

Lavris Hotels & Spa
Gouves Bay Hotel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Agiou Konstantinou, Crete Island, Gouves, Heraklion
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2.21 mi from city centre
3/5 (9 reviews)
Well situated for the beach and amenities.

"This hotel is as stated above is well situated for the beach (which is very narrow) and all local bars and shops. Gouves is a pleasant resort but spread over a large area comprising of the seafront, two streets with shopping and bars/restaurants, and about a mile of seafront with shops and restaurants, ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2017

Gouves Bay Hotel - All Inclusive
Beach Front Villa Peri
3.5 out of 5
Gouves, Gouves
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2.63 mi from city centre
Beach Front Villa Peri
Themis Beach Hotel
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1.37 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (91 reviews)

"Nice beach and views from room. Good food selection for breakfast. Staff could be more helpful. Shouldn’t have to pay for safety deposit box key. We had to pay 12€ for 4 nights. Also had to pay 10€ deposit then 1€ a day for beach towels because facility would not let you use towels from your room. ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2019

Themis Beach Hotel
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
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2.84 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)

"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
Vasia Royal Hotel
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0.79 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (23 reviews)

"Hotel was modern however has been built in the middle of no where! Pool was nice, but there are tiles around the outside so you will slip either into the stone recess or back into the pool. Cats freely wander into the dining room. Room was comfortable but could hear the traffic and the incoming ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2019

Vasia Royal Hotel
Creta Camping
2 out of 5
Mixahl Basilakis, 300m next to Aquarium Creta, Gouves, Crete
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1.39 mi from city centre
Creta Camping
Blue Aegean Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
Kato Gouves - Beach Road, Thermopylon, Gouves, Crete Island
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2.43 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (9 reviews)
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
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Pocket Guide: Gouves

Visiting Gouves

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Gouves and visitors are sure to appreciate the museums and theme park. Welcoming and walkable, this seaside city also attracts visitors with its restaurants, beaches, and shopping.
  • There are 45 Gouves hotels
  • February is the most expensive month to travel here, while October tends to be the cheapest
  • Closest major airport is in Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Gouves

  • Top activities include exploring the waterfront and taking an excursion, while Sarandaris Beach, Port of Hersonissos, and Star Beach Water Park are favourite sights to visit
  • Well-known for its museums and cultural attractions such as Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Natural History Museum of Crete
  • Popular family attractions include Dinosauria Park, Cretaquarium, and Watercity Waterpark
  • Notable for its archaeological sites and landmarks to visit including Palace of Knossos, St. Paraskevi Church, and Knossos Archaelogical Site
  • The beach, seaside, and island views provide a picturesque setting, and places to consider visiting are Public Gardens of Iraklion, Geoponikos Kipos, and Stalis Beach

Getting around Gouves

There are many transportation options in Gouves. You can cross the water in a ferry from the local port.

Staying in Gouves

With 45 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, Gouves offers holiday retreats at affordable prices:
  • 17 hotels, ranging from GBP 25/night to GBP 310/night
  • 17 aparthotels, ranging from GBP 22/night to GBP 87/night
  • 5 apartments, ranging from GBP 28/night to GBP 28/night
Consider one of these top-rated, larger hotels for your family trip or any other travel plans:
  • Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive, averaging GBP 387.6/night
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites, averaging GBP 165.26/night
You might like one of these highly rated smaller hotels or specialty properties for a romantic getaway, a cosy spot, or a boutique stay:
  • Dimitra Hotel Apartments, averaging GBP 46.23/night
  • Ourania Apartments, averaging GBP 31.38/night
A 5-star favourite with Expedia travellers is Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive with a 4.9 out of 5 user rating while Dimitra Hotel Apartments and Ourania Apartments are also highly rated by guests.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Gouves?
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a private beach. Other top choices based on reviews include Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive and Dimitra Hotel Apartments.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Gouves, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the top deals on offer in Gouves.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Gouves?
Based on reviews, Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive is a popular property for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa and Themis Beach Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Gouves?
Romantic Evas Cottage… Luxurious & Private With Ecological Heated Pool !!! is a resort with a water park and an outdoor pool, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your stay with the children include Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa and Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive. Also, attractions such as Watercity Waterpark and Dinosauria Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Gouves?
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and a private beach. Another good option for a romantic stay is Kouvohori Villas Crete.
What's the best accommodation for an all-inclusive stay in Gouves?
Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive is a 5-star all-inclusive property featuring a private beach and 6 restaurants, and a favourite with Expedia travellers. Other good options for your holiday include Themis Beach Hotel and Kallia Beach.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Gouves?
Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers 3 restaurants and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Despoina Apartments by Checkin and Elea Suites & Residences by Checkin.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Gouves?
Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa is a top 5-star beachfront hotel with 3 restaurants and an outdoor pool, and it’s located close to Karteros Beach . Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Themis Beach Hotel and Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive.
What's the best luxury hotel in Gouves?
Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel with 3 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort and Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive are two other upscale options for your stay.
What are some hotels with pools in Gouves?
Kamaria Apartments is a top hotel with an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and free WiFi. Erato Hotel is another choice that offers an on-site pool.

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