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Gouves – General information

Gouves is located 18 km east of Heraklion airport. The route to get from the airport to Gouves is straight and easy to get to.

You can rent a car from our agency Royal rentals at the airport but we suggest better to reserve your car in advance by booking online and we will deliver it directly upon your arrival at the airport.

Gouves has everything for your holiday needs - hotels, numerous tourist apartments, and the Gouves camping.

It is a large area, divided to the popular resort area Kato Gouves and the traditional village of Pano Gouves.

Car rental in Gouves

On the main road there are many tavernas and restaurants, bars and cafes and numerous stores of all types. There are many supermarkets, a mini golf, pharmacy, a medical clinic and ATMs.

Kato Gouves has one of the finest sea-side promenades with street lamps, about three kilometres long. Along the promenade there are many tavernas and cafes, a boat marina and a lovely chapel.

There are many nice beaches in the area, some of them rocky and less crowdy and some large but very busy and with all the facilites, water sports, scuba diving etc. The beach in front of the Marina Hotel and the Astir beach are considered one of the best in the area.

From Gouves you can easily travel around with a car rental to the other resort nearby like Kokini Hani, Gournes, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Stalis, Malia. Book a car onilne by Royal Rentals and we will deliver a car to you at your hotel in Gouves.

For a day of fun and games for your children take them to the Anopolis Water Park or to the large famous Crete Aquarium in nearby Gournes.

Close to Gouves is the top of Mt. Ederi. Once a part of the military facility, though abandoned but still the must be seen huge twin radar "ears". The locals call this area "Mickey Mouse' Mountain. The view from its top is breathtaking. Explore the area with a rented car by Royal Rentals and take with you the best memories of your hoilidays.

In the old village of Pano Gouves are several interesting churches, the small square with traditional taverna and many old houses, some restored and others ruined.

Up from Pano Gouves, is the village of Skotino, and its nearby Skotino cave among the largest in Crete with a depth of 160 meters and four levels. There is a belief that it was the labyrinth of the legendary Minotaur.

There is also much to see on a walk to Heraklion, like Knossos, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the Historical Museum of Crete and the Natural History Museum.

Renting a car is the best way to explore the region that gives you plenty of flexibility and spontaneity.

Make your booking online and we will deliver a vehicle to your hotel in Gouves. If you decide about your car rental spontaneously, contact with us directly and we will arrange everything. Find our contact information in Locations page.