Kato Gouves



A busy little town to the east of Heraklion with two harbours a series of holiday resorts a busy beach and a collection of taverna's and bars nearby.

"Gouves (Greek: Γούβες) is a village and former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011, local government reform it is part of the municipality Hersonissos, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 94.963 km2 (36.665 sq mi). It lies around 20 km (12 mi) east of Heraklion.

Goúves is often confused with its busy summer resort, Káto Goúves. Besides this well developed tourist resort with long sandy beaches, the area has some traditional villages and archaeological sites and Eileithyia caves. West of Goúves are the tourist resorts of Kokkíni Háni (also spelled Háni Kokkíni) and Amnísos, both with similar attractions, and, to the east, Crete's largest resort, Hersonisos.

Káto Goúves, just a couple km north of the village, and is a summer resort. There is a variety of accommodation, from large hotels to boarding houses and self-catering apartments, and there are many restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shops." Wikipedia

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Heraklion Airport
1 . Heraklion Airport

Heraklion international airport is a very busy airport just to the east of the city and is the primary airport for Crete.

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Porto Gouves Marina
1 . Porto Gouves Marina

Porto Gouves is not to be confused with the adjacent but much shallower harbour to the west, but still caution is advised on depths on the silted approach. The marina is by European standards quite...

Heraklion Fortress Quay Harbour
2 . Heraklion Fortress Quay Harbour

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Rodias Harbour
3 . Rodias Harbour

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Marina Agios Nikolaous Marina
4 . Marina Agios Nikolaous Marina

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Lerepetra Harbour
5 . Lerepetra Harbour

An ancient castle overlooks the harbour. The harbour has several large motor and fishing boats along the inside of the breakwater but there is normally plenty of room for yachts to find space. Nort...

Galini Harbour
6 . Galini Harbour

The long break-water provides a large capacity for mooring yachts, although some yachts moor up on the landside, although depths vary. There are very basic facilities, the toilets are found to the ...

Kaloi Limenes
7 . Kaloi Limenes

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Sitia Harbour
8 . Sitia Harbour

The townside quay is lined with small local boats where the harbour shallows. Yachts are often found moored stern to along the inside of the two outer breakwaters, albeit towards the ends. The harb...

Rethymno Harbour
9 . Rethymno Harbour

The marina shallows in places and larger yachts tend to moor near the outer quayside where it is deeper. Smaller local craft take up the shallow waters on the southern side. The nearby old harbour ...

Rethymno Old Harbour
10 . Rethymno Old Harbour

This old venetian harbour provides limited space for visiting yachts, the nearby marina may have more space and provides a greater draft.

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