Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Gouves Village

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Pano Gouves is a charming village located in the district of Pediada in the prefecture of Heraklion, Greece. It is situated at an elevation of 100 meters above sea level and is approximately 20 kilometers away from Heraklion. The village is built on the western slopes of the Ederi hill, which stands at 322 meters. The name Pano Gouves is derived from the Greek word “edera,” meaning ivy, which symbolizes affection. The name Gouves, on the other hand, comes from “Gouva,” which means a hollow in the earth. During the Middle Ages, people used to store their wheat in such holes.

The village has a rich history, with the earliest reference dating back to 1387 in the Duke’s archives in Chandax. The famous poet Ioannis Konstantinidis was born in Pano Gouves. The village is home to several beautiful churches, including Zoodochos Pigis, Aghios Giorgos, Aghios Ioannis, and Panayia, which is dedicated to the birth of Our Lady. Visitors can enjoy exploring the village’s narrow streets and admiring its traditional architecture. Pano Gouves is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in experiencing the authentic Greek way of life.

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Best Hotels in Gouves Village

  • 8.1 / 10
  • Nikos Kazantzakis str

Aelius Hotel and Spa offers newly furnished and constructed guestrooms with views to the sea, the garden or the swimming pool.

The hotel has 170 bright and well furnished rooms featuring modern facilities, thus allowing a pleasant stay. Each has a TV with satellite channels, a mini fridge, and balcony.

Guests can enjoy delicious Greek and International cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant or a drink at the lively pool bar.

Kato Gouves is a well-developed tourist resort with sandy beach coves, traditional villages and interesting archaeological sites.

The village is conveniently located close to the Creta Aquarium, and the Diving Centre, only 16km east of Heraklion International Airport and 7 km from Hersonissos village.

  • 2.2 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Profitis Hlias

Located in Gouves, 1.1 km from Gournon Beach, Basilico provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are room service and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers airport transfers, while a car rental service is also available.

Guest rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Basilico features certain rooms with mountain views, and the rooms are fitted with a coffee machine. At the accommodation each room is fitted with bed linen and towels.

Guests at Basilico can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Marina Beach is 1.2 km from the hotel, while Gouves Beach is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 12 km from Basilico.

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€92

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  • 2.3 km
  • 5.9 / 10
  • Agiou Panteleimonos

Just 150 metres from Gouves Beach, Hara Ilios Village is set amidst a well-tended garden with flowers, olive and palm trees. It has a pool with separate children’s section, a poolside bar and a restaurant.

All spacious, air-conditioned rooms open to a furnished balcony with garden or pool views. Featuring tiled floors, they include a fridge, satellite TV and hairdryer.

Guests can start their day with a buffet breakfast and continue with other meals, including Cretan dishes, at the restaurant. Refreshing drinks, ice creams and salads are served at the snack bar, by the pool.

Hotel Hara Ilios Village is fitted with a games room and billiards. Bicycle and car rental can be arranged. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all areas.

The property is around 16 km from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. The lively Malia and Hersonisos can be reached within a 10-minute drive. Free parking is possible on site.

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€76

/night

  • 2.4 km
  • 7.9 / 10
  • Nikou Kazantzaki

Located in Gouves, less than 1 km from Marina Beach, Sensus Experience by Lavris provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a kids’ club and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. A terrace, an on-site bar and shared lounge are available.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Sensus Experience by Lavris each room is fitted with bed linen and towels.

A continental, American or vegetarian breakfast is available daily at the property. At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving Greek, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested.

Sensus Experience by Lavris offers a children’s playground. You can play table tennis and darts at this 4-star hotel, and the area is popular for snorkelling and cycling.

Languages spoken at the reception include German, Greek, English and French, and guests are invited to request guidance on the area when needed.

Gournon Beach is 1.1 km from the hotel, while Gouves Beach is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 13 km from Sensus Experience by Lavris.

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€132

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  • 2.5 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Posidonos Paraliaki Maya Beach Hotel

Facing the beachfront, Enorme Maya Beach Hotel-Adults Only offers 4-star accommodation in Gouves and has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and garden. Boasting room service, this property also has a restaurant and a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared lounge and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Enorme Maya Beach Hotel-Adults Only features some units with sea views, and the rooms have a kettle. At the accommodation all rooms include bed linen and towels.

Breakfast is available every morning, and includes continental, American and vegetarian options.

You can play table tennis at Enorme Maya Beach Hotel-Adults Only, and car hire is available.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include Gouves Beach, Marina Beach and Aposelemis Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 13 km from Enorme Maya Beach Hotel-Adults Only.

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€85

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  • 2.5 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Vlyhadas Street

Facing the beachfront, The Island Hotel – Adults Only – offers 5-star accommodation in Gouves and has a fitness centre, garden and shared lounge. Among the various facilities are a terrace, a bar, as well as a tennis court. The accommodation features room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bath. Free WiFi is accessible to all guests, while selected rooms also feature a balcony. All rooms have a wardrobe.

Breakfast is available each morning, and includes continental, Full English/Irish and American options. At The Island Hotel – Adults Only – you will find a restaurant serving Greek, Mediterranean and Pizza cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested.

You can play table tennis and darts at the accommodation.

Popular points of interest near The Island Hotel – Adults Only – include Gouves Beach, Aposelemis Beach and Marina Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from the hotel.

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€137

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  • 2.6 km

Best Villas in Gouves Village

  • 8.6 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Koksaris - Gouvon

Utopia Luxury Villas has mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Gouves, 5.6 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and a hair dryer. A toaster, a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

At Utopia Luxury Villas guests are welcome to take advantage of spa facilities.

Guests can swim in the outdoor swimming pool, go snorkelling or fishing, or relax in the garden and use the barbecue facilities.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the accommodation, while Venetian Walls is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 15 km from Utopia Luxury Villas.

  • 470 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Koksaris - Gouvon

Situated in Gouves and only 5.7 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Villa Aggeliki with Private Swimming Pool features accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. Boasting a private pool, the villa is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as snorkelling, fishing and hiking.

The villa features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the villa, while Venetian Walls is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 15 km from Villa Aggeliki with Private Swimming Pool.

  • 550 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Koksaris - Gouvon

Boasting mountain views, Anastasia Luxury Villa with Private Swimming Pool features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 5.7 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 5 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 4 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, fishing and hiking are possible in the surroundings.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the villa, while Venetian Walls is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 15 km from Anastasia Luxury Villa with Private Swimming Pool, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€45

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  • 570 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Koksaris - Gouvon

Featuring pool views, Eva Luxury Villa with Private Swimming Pool offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 5.7 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views features 5 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 4 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, fishing and hiking are possible in the surroundings.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the villa, while Venetian Walls is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 15 km from Eva Luxury Villa with Private Swimming Pool.

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€45

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  • 570 m
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Λέων Γεωργιάδη 52

Boasting mountain views, Villa Dafni with Private Pool offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 1.9 km from Gouves Beach. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, fishing and hiking are possible in the surroundings.

Marina Beach is 2 km from the villa, while Gournon Beach is 2.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 13 km from Villa Dafni with Private Pool.

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€275

/night

  • 1.1 km
  • 8 / 10
  • Leon Georgiadi

Boasting mountain views, Creta Villa Luxury Sea View Private Villas Complex offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 1.9 km from Gouves Beach. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 4 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 4 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

The villa offers a children’s playground. If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, cycling and fishing are possible in the surroundings.

Marina Beach is 1.9 km from Creta Villa Luxury Sea View Private Villas Complex, while Gournon Beach is 2.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 13 km from the accommodation.

  • 1.1 km

Best Apartments in Gouves Village

  • 9 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Κόξαρης - Γουβών

Offering garden views, Kagiabis’ Home is an accommodation set in Gouves, 5.1 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 21 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It has a terrace, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment with a balcony and sea views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a bidet. Towels and bed linen are featured in the apartment.

Venetian Walls is 22 km from the apartment, while The Palace of Knossos is 23 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from Kagiabis’ Home.

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€58

/night

  • 40 m
  • Eparchiaki Odos Koksaris - Goufon

Magriplis Hill Apts has mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Gouves, 5.7 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos.

Each unit has a terrace offering sea views, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a well-fitted kitchen and a private bathroom with shower, bathrobes and a hair dryer. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the apartment, while Venetian Walls is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 15 km from Magriplis Hill Apts.

  • 560 m
  • 9.4 / 10
  • Estias 23

Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, The Olive Garden Apartments in Gouves provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive.

The air-conditioned units have a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, a fridge, coffee machine, and a stovetop. Some units include a terrace and/or a balcony with sea views.

Spa and wellness facilities including a public bath and an open-air bath are at guests’ disposal during their stay at the apartment.

A outdoor play equipment is also available for guests at The Olive Garden Apartments.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Gouves Beach, Marina Beach and Aposelemis Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 13 km from The Olive Garden Apartments.

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€54

/night

  • 1.7 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Κάτω Γούβες

Boasting pool views, Gouves Garden features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 1.4 km from Marina Beach. This apartment features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The apartment with a terrace and mountain views has 4 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 3 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

The apartment offers a picnic area.

Gouves Beach is 1.6 km from Gouves Garden, while Gournon Beach is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 12 km from the accommodation.

  • 1.7 km
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Kato Gouves

Set amidst olive groves, and surrounded by a Mediterranean garden, this family-run property in Kato Gouves offers air-conditioned apartments with panoramic views of the area. The beach is a 10-minute walk.

Each apartment at Valentina offers a kitchen with refrigerator and includes a safe, TV and radio.

Guests can spend relaxed moments by the Apartment Valentina’s gardens or head to the bar for a drink. Regular barbeque nights are organized on site. A gift shop and a mini market can also be found within the premises.

The Valentina is only 100 metres from the Heraklion-Chersonissos Old National Road. The CretAquarium is a 20-minute bus ride. Private parking is available on site.

  • 1.8 km
  • 7.5 / 10
  • Οδος Βλυχαδος

Located in Kato Gouves, less than 1 km from Gouves Beach and a 18-minute walk from Aposelemis Beach, Casa Plumeria at Gouves Beach offers air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment with a terrace and mountain views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the apartment.

Marina Beach is 1.9 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 4.5 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 13 km from Casa Plumeria at Gouves Beach.

  • 2.1 km

Best Holiday homes in Gouves Village

  • 8.3 / 10
  • Κάτω Γούβες 1ος όροφος

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Korina’s wood house is situated in Gouves. It is set 5.3 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and features bicycle parking.

The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

A bicycle rental service is available at the holiday home.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from Korina’s wood house, while Venetian Walls is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from the accommodation.

  • 180 m
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Koxaris -Gouvon

Located 2.7 km from Gouves Beach, “Theeporto” Maisonette with pool offers an outdoor swimming pool, barbecue facilities and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.

Each unit comes with a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, a hairdryer, 2 private bathrooms with shower and a private pool. There is also an oven, stovetop and a coffee machine.

The holiday home provides a terrace.

Marina Beach is 2.7 km from “Theeporto” Maisonette with pool, while Aposelemis Beach is 2.7 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 16 km from the accommodation.

  • 190 m
  • 7.3 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Κόξαρης - Γουβών

Located in Gouves in the Crete region, Casteliana I has a terrace. The accommodation is 5.4 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned holiday home is composed of 2 separate bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. A flat-screen TV is provided.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from Casteliana I.

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€95

/night

  • 220 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Κάτω Γούβες

Boasting a garden, private pool and garden views, Minas Farm Cottage is set in Kato Gouves. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and 1 bathroom. A flat-screen TV with streaming services is offered.

Aposelemis Beach is 1.6 km from the holiday home, while Gouves Beach is 1.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from Minas Farm Cottage.

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€155

/night

  • 1.5 km
  • 7.8 / 10
  • Unnamed Road

Boasting mountain views, George’s Island House with Plunge Pool features accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 2.4 km from Aposelemis Beach. This holiday home has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The holiday home has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, fishing and hiking are possible in the surroundings.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 6.6 km from the holiday home, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 16 km from George’s Island House with Plunge Pool.

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€115

/night

  • 1.8 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Nikou Kazantzaki Gouves

Situated in Gouves, less than 1 km from Marina Beach and a 13-minute walk from Gouves Beach, Garden Maisonette Gouves offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a terrace and garden views has 4 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Gournon Beach is 1.8 km from the holiday home, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 3.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 13 km from Garden Maisonette Gouves.

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€178

/night

  • 2.2 km

FAQ

Where is Pano Gouves located?

Pano Gouves is a village in the district of Pediada in the prefecture of Heraklion, Greece. It is located 20 km away from Heraklion, to the right at 17.3 km on the National Road to Aghios Nikolaos.

What is the height of Pano Gouves above sea-level?

Pano Gouves is situated at a height of 100 metres above sea-level.

What is the meaning of the name Pano Gouves?

The name Pano Gouves comes from edera which means ivy and symbolises affection. The name Gouves, on the other hand, comes from Gouva and means a hollow in the earth. It also means, in Crete, a hole in which during the middle ages, people stored their wheat.

What is the history of Pano Gouves?

The earliest reference of Pano Gouves is that of Guves in 1387 documents of the Duke’s archives in Chandax. Later on, in 1577, Fr. Barozzi mentions Guvos in the district of Pediados, and then Guves in the 1583 Register, with 252 inhabitants. Finally, in 1630, Vassilikata refers to Vuves’. This is also the birthplace of the poet Ioannis Konstantinidis.

What are some notable churches in Pano Gouves?

There are several outstanding churches in Pano Gouves, including Zoodochos Pigis, Aghios Giorgos, Aghios Ioannis, and Panayia (dedicated to the birth of Our Lady).

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