Destination guide

The secluded city of Gouves awaits you

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Gouves. This trendy city attracts visitors thanks to its theme park and water park. Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Gouves a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 28°F.

Natural features

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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Gouves

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

How many holiday rentals are available around Gouves?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 752 holiday lettings around Gouves. From 232 villas to 303 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gouves? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gouves. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cretaquarium: 1,101 holiday lettings
  • Ekklisia Agios Konstantinos: 1,066 holiday lettings
  • Watercity Waterpark: 1,102 holiday lettings
  • Dinosauria Park: 1,105 holiday lettings
  • Stalis Beach: 1,177 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gouves listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Gouves?

Yes, of course. offers 232 Villas in Gouves. Our other popular types of Gouves holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 303 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 131 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gouves?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 359 holiday homes with pool available in Gouves. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.