Destination guide

The remote city of Gouves awaits you

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Gouves. This trendy city allures visitors with its theme park and water park. Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Gouves

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Gouves a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dinosauria Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Cretaquarium (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Watercity Waterpark (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Labyrinth Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Gouves

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gouves

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gouves is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sarandaris Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Public Gardens of Iraklion (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Geoponikos Kipos (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Stalis Beach (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Ammoudara Beach (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Cave of Psychro (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)

Traveling to and around Gouves

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Gouves?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 491 holiday lettings near Gouves. From 75 Houses to 4 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gouves for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Gouves?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 75 Houses in Gouves. Our other popular types of Gouves holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gouves?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 201 holiday homes with pool available in Gouves. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.