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).
With rich events starts Festival "Heraklion-Summer" on July 4, 2016 by Haris Alexiou
By Haris Alexiou
Pancretan Stadium - Free admission
Uniquely reconcile classical music with Heavy Metal and traditional / folk with Rock ..and where it reaches the music rhythm, madness, drums and percussion Stringed ... !!! and the effect is magical.
Now in its 5th year over 100,000 fans of music and art have enjoyed ‘The Matala Beach Festival’ on the sands beneath the caves made famous during the hippie era of the 1960s and ‘70s.
TRAVEL through the countryside of Crete, and discover the vineyards and the olive groves
TRY the variety of the Cretan Wines
DISCUSS about the 11 indigenous varieties and the vinification process with the wine producers
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.