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 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 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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 596 vacation rentals near Gouves. From 99 Houses to 242 Condos/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 HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gouves?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gouves. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cretaquarium: 902 vacation rentals
  • Watercity Waterpark: 902 vacation rentals
  • Dinosauria Park: 898 vacation rentals
  • Museum of El Greco: 976 vacation rentals
  • Knossos Archaelogical Site: 846 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Gouves?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 99 Houses in Gouves. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gouves include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 242 rentals available
  • Villas: 171 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gouves?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 245 vacation rentals with pool available in Gouves. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.