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Lavris Hotels & Spa
4 out of 5
N. Kazantzaki Street, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete Island
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1.58 mi from city center
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 Jun 12, 2019

Lavris Hotels & Spa
Themis Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Kokkini Hani Area, Gouves, Crete Island
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1.37 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (91 reviews)

"Beautiful location with a great beach and lots of sunshades lounges. The only drawback was the bed 🛏 which had a mattress that was so very hard It was difficult to sleep on it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Themis Beach Hotel
Kri Kri Village
2 out of 5
Gournes Pediados, Heraklion, Gouves, Crete Island
The price is $40 per night
1.2 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (13 reviews)

"No power or water in the morning. Very clean inside but about 40 mosquitoes in residence. Our flight was delayed but the owner / staff was available to welcome us and kept the bar open so we could have a couple of beers. Outside areas to the rear of the property (outside our window) could do with ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Kri Kri Village
Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Kokini Hani, Gouves, Crete Island
The price is $314 per night
1.23 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (205 reviews)

"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 Oct 29, 2019

Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Maya Beach Hotel - All inclusive
4 out of 5
Agiou Konstantinou Street, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete Island
The price is $206 per night
2.29 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Maya Beach Hotel - All inclusive
Arina Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Kokkini Chani, Gouves, Crete Island
The price is $244 per night
2.2 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (143 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Arina Beach Resort
The Island-Adults Only
5 out of 5
Vlihadas str., Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete Island
The price is $194 per night
2.61 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (41 reviews)

"The communal areas are superb. We booked a standard room which was adequate but not luxurious. Our small terrace overlooked an unattractive gravel area."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

The Island-Adults Only
Diogenis Blue Palace
4 out of 5
Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete Island
The price is $79 per night
2.46 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (24 reviews)

"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 Jul 23, 2019

Diogenis Blue Palace
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
5 out of 5
Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete Island
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2.84 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (80 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 Oct 11, 2019

Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Marina Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Kato Gouves 14, Island of Crete, Gouves, Heraklion
The price is $220 per night
1.74 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (28 reviews)

"Large hotel catering for mass tourism but under occupied due to recent Thomas Cook collapse but good facilities and plentiful food and drink."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

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Visiting Gouves

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Gouves, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city's theme park and water parks. Around the area, top sights include Palace of Knossos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and Natural History Museum of Crete.

  • There are 128 hotels and other accommodations in Gouves
  • The closest major airport is in Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Gouves

Families come for attractions such as Dinosauria Park, Cretaquarium, and Watercity Waterpark. Additionally, you might want to add Ekklisia Agios Konstantinos to your agenda.

In Gouves, you'll find 128 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive - This 5-star hotel features a full-service spa, a private beach, and 6 restaurants. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • The Island-Adults Only - Our customers like the breakfast and pool at this hotel. This 4-star hotel features 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants.
  • Ideal Hotel - This 2-star aparthotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers love its dining options and beach locale.

Popular places to visit in the area include Palace of Knossos, 6.8 mi/10.9 km from the heart of the city, and Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which is 8.1 mi/13.1 km away.

Dressing for Gouves

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 65°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 48°F
  • From April to June, the average is 83°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 83°F during the day and 65°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 77°F as the daytime average and 50°F as the nighttime average
  • About 0.83 inches of rain falls on Gouves each year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 83°F, while February and March are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 48°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Gouves?
Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star property offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Other top choices based on reviews include Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa and Gouves Water Park Holiday Resort.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Gouves, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in Gouves.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Gouves?
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What's the best accommodation for a family vacation 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 stay with the kids include Dimitra Hotel Apartments and Anna Hotel. Attractions like Watercity Waterpark and Dinosauria Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Gouves?
Almare Beach Hotel is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features private balconies and LCD TVs. Another good option for your romantic getaway is Konstadinos Luxury Villa Gouves.
What's the best accommodation for an all-inclusive stay in Gouves?
Arina Beach Resort is a 4-star hotel featuring 2 restaurants and 2 poolside bars, and a favorite with Expedia travelers. Other good options for your vacation include Gouves Water Park Holiday Resort and Kallia Beach - All Inclusive.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Gouves?
Despoina Apartments is a top apartment for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a poolside bar for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet include Hara Ilios Village and Ourania Apartments.
What's the best hotel to stay close to Watercity Waterpark?
Kevin House With Private Pool Near the sea is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this resort offers private pools and a terrace. It’s located just a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Watercity Waterpark. Another good option is Anopolis Heraklion: Villa Fabrica - the old Olives’ Press, located just 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Gouves?
Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive is a top 5-star beachfront hotel with 3 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good options for your beach trip include Romantic Evas Cottage… Luxurious & Private With Ecological Heated Pool !!! and Arina Beach Resort. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Gouves Beach or Stalis Beach.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Gouves?
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort is a 5-star hotel with a private beach and 6 restaurants, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa and Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive are two other upscale options for your stay.
What are some hotels with pools in Gouves?
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a private beach. Other choices that offer an onsite pool include Ideal Hotel and Artemis Apartments.

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