Gouves is located 18 km east of Heraklion, next to Gournes on the road to Hersonissos.
In Gouves you will find many hotels of all classes, numerous tourist apartments and studios, and a camping. Also you'll find many tavernas and restaurants, bars and cafes, fast-food and numerous stores of all types from souvenir shops to fashion boutiques. There are many large and small supermarkets, a mini golf, car and bike rentals, pharmacies, a medical clinic and ATMs.
Kato Gouves also has one of the finest sea-side promenades on the island (about 3kms).
Kokkíni Cháni is a beach resort located 14km east of the city of Heraklion, on the old national road from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos. Its history as s resort stars in the late of 1960s when the electricity and telephone services reached this part of Crete, and the first hotels were built. Before it was the small fishing village with about 100 inhabitants.