Gouves – North Coast of Crete
If you are looking for a relaxing summer break this year then Gouves holidays might be exactly what you are looking for. Gouves is a very popular destination with both families and couples who are looking to unwind in exotic surroundings. Nights tend to be calm and days can be as exciting as you want them to be in Gouves. Many people just enjoy their time spent on the beach enjoying the terrific summer sun.
Heraklion International Airport will be where your plane touches down starting your Gouves holidays. The transfer to your resort won’t take too long and you can expect to be in your within 30 minutes.
There is plenty of ideal accommodation to choose from in Gouves that will suit families and couples who are looking for a relaxing and comfortable environment to enjoy their stay. There are hotels ranged from 2 to 4 stars offering guests a range of fantastic facilities and amenities that holidaymakers have come to expect from hotels and resorts over the years. 5 star luxury hotels are also available for people to enjoy Gouves holidays in sumptuous surroundings. Those looking to enjoy a low cost self catering will be happy to hear that there many apartments to choose from too.
There is frequent public transport available for tourists to use when they are looking to enjoy a trip into other resorts close by, including Heraklion. Taxis can be found in most areas and hire cars are also popular with tourists who enjoy the freedom to travel when they like.
Gouves – Sightseeing & Activities
The hot days are generally spend around the side of the pool are along the long stretch of beach. Gouves beach receives plenty of attention during the summer months because there is plenty of sun loungers to relax on and many lively water sports such as jet skiing for holidaymakers to enjoy. Pedal boats allow you to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea at your own pace if high octane water sports aren’t to your liking.
There is plenty of history and culture to enjoy across Crete and it’s definitely worth investing some time in doing so. Over in Heraklion you will find many museums including the archaeological museum which has many artefacts for tourist to marvel at. Over in Knossos you can visit a Minoan Palace. Trips to other areas of the island are also popular, including Aghios Nikolaos, Chania and Malia.
The beautiful countryside of Gouves is also something worth exploring because of the stunning exotic scenery that is available. Create your own adventures during Gouves holidays and discover some great views.
Shopping in Gouves isn’t particularly vast though you will come across shops selling various items and many shops selling souvenirs. If you are in search of an extensive shopping experience then the short journey to Heraklion provide you with many shops selling various designer goods.
Gouves – Cuisine & Nightlife
Fans of fine food will be impressed by the various culinary delights that are on offer throughout Gouves. Many restaurants in the area will serve fresh and fantastic traditional Greek dishes, many tourists will be trying these delights for the first time. For those who are a bit wary of trying new food there is also many Italian and Chinese restaurants which cater universally for tourists.
The nightlife certainly isn’t anything like Malia down the road. Things in Gouves are quite the opposite. This quiet resort is perfect for calm nights where a good night’s sleep is something that everybody can look forward to. That said there are a few bars around the town where people can enjoy a few drinks to wind down a hot and busy day of exploration. Hotels in the resort also provide some late night entertainment such as live music.
Gouves – Weather & Climate
The weather in Gouves is typical to what people come to expect of exotic Mediterranean destinations, which is very hot! Summer is the best time to take your travels to the north coast of Crete as that is when you can experience the best weather. The hottest month to enjoy Gouves holidays is in August when the temperature goes as high as 30°C during the day. The 12 hours of sunshine are ideal for those looking to go home with a great summer tan.
After long summers comes brief winters, but this time of year isn’t something that should be avoided as the temperature still remains quite warm. On average the temperature during winter in Gouves will rarely drop lower than 10°C during the day. You will still be able to enjoy 4 hours of sunshine a day when travelling at this time. The most of the rain starts in December though January and February are considered the wettest months.