What to do in Kato Gouves
When the time comes to decide for holidays, always the same questions appear. Where to go, How to go, what I must visit, which are the top things I must visit, what other things are near to visit and finally what to do there !!
Is it better to rent a car and drive to this place, or is it better to book a trip to go. Which is the cheapest option, which is the best option. You would like to know everything about the place you visit.
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After the introduction, you can start to read the brief travel guide.
Where is Gouves or Kato Gouves?
Kato Gouves or Gouves is located between Gournes from the west side and Analipsi from the east side. The region features a great selection of beaches, plus a wide range of accommodations. This area, so popular with tourists, has everything you might need- restaurants, cafes, markets, and shopping, plus a medical centre.
There are a lot of options for fun at the beach in Kato Gouves: there are paddle boats and jet skis for rent, scuba lessons to be taken, snorkelling to be done, paragliding or waterskiing to learn, and just splashing around in the azure waters.
That makes Gouves Crete a convenient home base from which to explore the region by car. Beaches, mountains, and various cultural and recreational activities are nearby.
How to go to Kato Gouves?
Kato Gouves is just under half an hour’s drive from Heraklion’s Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. You can collect the car directly at Heraklion airport so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark.
The trip to Kato Gouves can be done either by renting a car which is the best way to explore Crete many interesting villages and settlements, Cretan beaches, monuments, cosmopolitan cities and reveal the magnificent of Crete. Our local car rentals offering affordable and value-added car rental services to all types of travellers. Choose from luxury and economy packages and enjoy fleets of quality cars, all protected by fully-comprehensive insurance policies and equipped with different amenities to help make your trip more comfortable.
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Kato Gouves in general
A variety of activities are waiting for you in Gouves or nearby
Watersports, There are paddle boats and jet skis for rent, scuba lessons to be taken, snorkelling to be done, paragliding or waterskiing to learn,
Waterparks, Anopolis and Lasithi
Aposelemis gorge, Hikers will love the Aposelemis Gorge. This dramatic canyon has walls sometimes 200 meters high. This 6-kilometre gorge is rated as an easy hike, with an altitude difference of just 100m. The hike takes about two and a half hours and the scenery is wonderful. There is a great variety of trees- plane, oak, and carob, among others, and the ecosystem is home to raptors and waterfowl.
Cave of Ag.Paraskevi in Skotino, which is among the largest in Crete. It has a depth of 160 meters, and it is on four levels.
Visiting the traditional village of Pano Gouves with its amazing square, you will find traditional kafeneia and a taverna, while in the narrow alleys you will discover many old houses, some restored and others ruined
Driving to mountain Ederi and enjoy Wonderful Panorama from
The sea, all along Gouves coast is sandy and shallow and is ideal for family holidays as it is particularly safe for children to enjoy themselves. The flat sandy beaches are fully developed, with umbrellas and sun loungers. There are many small ports marinas and piers along the beach that protect from the north winds, allowing for a safe swim.
Gouves is a great place to try out a variety of watersports.
Explore the area to find other excellent beaches in Gournes, Kokkini Hani, and Analipsi.
Kokkini Hani is a family-friendly beach with full facilities and services and a very popular choice.
Gouves beach is sandy, has watersports facilities, and is also family-friendly
Analipsi, just 4 km east of Gouves, is also a fully organized, family-friendly sandy beach with water sports facilities.
Gouves with kids
Are you travelling to Gouves with children? Then you might want to treat them to a fun day at a waterpark. There is the Watercity Waterpark in Anopoli, Crete, and Acqua Plus in Lasithi. Both of them at 10 km from Gouves.
Another activity that both -children and parents – will enjoy is a boat excursion.
A great idea is a visit to Creta aquarium, Planetario and Dinosauria, you don't have to book it n advance. You will book direct at the entrance. Only 2 km from Gouves. A perfect idea for a long beachfront walk.
We hope that this post inspires you to discover the magnificent Kato Gouves, Crete.