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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Gouves?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 798 vacation rentals near Gouves. From 240 villas to 317 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gouves for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Villas in Gouves?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 240 Villas in Gouves. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gouves include:

  • Flats: 317 rentals available
  • Houses: 384 rentals available
  • Studios: 340 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gouves?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 362 vacation rentals with pool available in Gouves. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.