Gouves is a resort town, located 18 kilometers from Heraklion, formed by two settlements, the villages of Kato Gouves, which is located on the coast, and Pano Gouves, located on the slope of Mount Ederi. Kato Gouves is a coastal resort village of Crete with a well-developed infrastructure, excellent modern hotels, taverns, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, souvenir shops and excellent beaches.Its distinctive feature is the magnificent promenade, along which its numerous restaurants, bars and shops.

Easy trouble-free ride

You can aways make a more cost effective decision and make your reservation on a hotel located a little bit further from the center and rent a car. The money you save would compensate the car rental price and you will enjoy the freedom of movement.

Besides, now you can move from one location to another and discover many places without being depended on anybody but yourselves.

Nearby attractions

Within walking distance from Gouves is the Cretan Aquarium., an expert in presenting species and ecosystems of the Mediterranean, a sea of unique biodiversity that gave birth to ancient civilizations and welcomes millions of visitors every year from all over the world.

You'll be able to spend your time at the beach on water actevities such as water skiing, bananas, parachutes, as well as the big blue diving center. In Pano Gouves, you can enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional, non-tourist Crete, the narrow streets, ivy-covered houses and several temples of its outstanding beauty.

Driving on vacation

Do not miss the chance of visiting Elounda and Spinalonga which is located just 56km kilometers from Gouves, Elounda was once just a fishing village, but now it is a fashionable resort that is famous all over the world for its hotels.Not far from the coast of Elounda is the island of Spinalonga, which is also known for the fact that from 1903 to 1957 it remained the last colony for lepers.

Make sure to visit Agios Nikolaos which is often called as the Cretan Saint Tropez. The promenade of Agios Nikolaos is teeming with many restaurants and taverns that offer tourists to taste local dishes and attractive view.

Another option is the city of Rethymnon where there is a traditional inner harbor of Venetian buildings, similar to the harbor in Chania, with cafes and fish tavernas below an impressive Venetian castle called Fortezza. Most attractions and nightlife are located on the road behind the town beach, but some of the best beaches on the island are a short distance away to the west of the island.

Gouves Car Rental

Renting your car through www.eurocar.gr is as simple as you can imagine.Driving your own car gives you the advantage of wandering in other places no matter the distance.

That way, nothing can hold you down from exploring the islands breathtaking beauty.