Situated on the North coast of Crete, Gouves is a friendly resort boasting three secluded sandy beaches, a collection of bustling bars and lively Greek tavernas. The area is perfect for families, couples and groups alike as there are lots of attractions and plenty of Greek charm – explore the island and visit the magical Palace of Knossos or discover some of the nearby traditional villages. Gouves also has a number of its own shops and restaurants so everything you need is just a short walk away. If you’re not looking for a typical beach holiday, then Gouves can offer you some exhilarating water sports – why not have a go at scuba diving? And if you’ve run out of ideas for the kids, you could head to the local waterpark where there’s plenty to keep them entertained, including a lazy river, fast flumes and pretty gardens.
Gouves is the perfect destination for a memorable, exciting holiday and has loads on offer for all ages. Why wait any longer? Book your getaway with Qwerty Travel now?
When: Go in September to catch the end of the Greek summer whilst avoiding the bulk of tourists.
Where: Stay in the centre of the town where you will be surrounded by cobbled streets and traditional buildings.
Why: Whether you’re a beach person or a keen explorer, you’ll find plenty to fill your itinerary in Gouves.
When: Head out in July or August when the sun is at its hottest and the resort is at its liveliest.
Where: Stay in an apartment or villa near the beach for a cheaper holiday in a great location.
Why: You will be staying in a beautiful old town but also just a short journey from nightclubs, water sports and beautiful beaches.
When: Visit at the start of June before the majority of families arrive and enjoy exploring the town when it’s less crowded.
Where: Near the promenade where there are lots of friendly bars and local restaurants.
Why: Gouves is an idyllic location and boasts metres of secluded beaches. The relaxed atmosphere also makes it the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.
When: We recommend you visit over the summer months when the weather is warmest but not scorching.
Where: Choose a family hotel on the beach so that you can make the most of the glorious golden sands.
Why: With loads of exciting activities for each member of the family, Gouves is an ideal holiday destination.
Gouves has the advantage of hot summers that aren’t too boiling and not really humid. But be aware that you might have rain, particularly if you are visiting at the start or end of the year. Plan ahead and choose one or two indoor activities just in case! Temperatures reach around 29°C in August so make sure you pack your sun hat and sun cream!
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What to expect
Be prepared for sandy beaches to sink your toes into, traditional whitewashed buildings and plenty of friendly tavernas serving chilled, local drinks. Discover why Greece is renowned for its nightlife and dip into some of the nearby clubs and bars for a lively night out. There are also lots of shops in the town centre so you can browse around and pick up some amazing souvenirs and gifts for loved ones back home. Make sure you save some space in your suitcase for a few treats for yourself too! And don’t leave without tasting some traditional Greek cuisine at a selection of restaurants in the town and along the promenade.