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Gournes TO Chania

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Gournes

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Chania

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Gournes To Chania

Your private minivan and taxi transfers at the best price guaranteed.

Private Taxi Transfer

×4 ×4

One Way Price

190€

Private MiniVan

×8 ×8

One Way Price

200€

Executive MiniVan

×8 ×8

One Way Price

210€


Gournes Crete

Gournes

TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Gournes as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Gournes is a village located between Kokkini Hani and Gouves, 16km east of Heraklion Town. Gournes nowadays is part of the united beachfront which starts from Vathianos Kampos and ends in Malia, but it used to be a separate village.

The name Gournes means basins in Greek and it is believed that the name owes its origins to the many water places in the area in the past. There is still evidence of these basins as a river is running through the centre of the town till the sea. During summertime is quite dry, but in winter due to the rains and the surrounding mountains, the water rushes through this river.

Like most beaches of the north coast of Crete, the beaches of Gournes are vulnerable to north winds, that’s why it gets wavy. The beachfront of the area is full of small artificial small docks, used for absorbing the wave force and keeping sand in place. Thus, several sandy coves have been formed between these piers. On the west part of Gournes, you will find the long beach of the area, which is well organized with umbrellas. If you walk to the east, the coast gets rockier. Gournes has no big hotels, but you can find several small hotels, apartments and rooms to let. Here you will find all the basic amenities for tourists.

Gournes was a small village until the late fifties, when the big American Air Force communications base opened, occupying a large share of the town property. While the base population eventually grew to about 3,500 military staff and their families, the surrounding area kept pace. Many of the first hotels and apartments were built in Gournes to accommodate the families of the servicemen and visitors to the base and its civilian workforce. When the Gournes base closed in 1993, the area was a bit shocked, as about 1,000 locals became unemployed and hundreds of apartments and rooms were emptied.

If you come in Gournes it is worth visiting the picturesque church of Agios Ioannis Pezetis with the old paintings, which is built in the valley that comes through the village. Moreover, in the old village of Gournes, you’ll see the old church of the Annunciation. Nearby, a Minoan settlement and cemetery have been excavated, where many vases, small figures and seals were revealed. However, the most popular attraction in recent years is Cretaquarium, which was the largest aquarium in southern Europe when first built. The aquarium, which is located inside the former U.S. base, attracts thousands of visitors daily and worth’s a visit.

Gournes is ideal for families and it can easily be used as a base to explore Crete as it is located near Heraklion Town and the national road.

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Chania Town Crete

Chania

TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Chania as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Chania is one of the most beautiful towns in Crete. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 145 km west of Heraklion.

Chania is the second largest city in Crete. It is one of the most popular destinations in Greece as its bustling with natural beauty, history and immense cultural heritage. In Chania, visitors should be prepared to encounter breath-taking natural sights that can easily compete with other world-class destination around the globe.

Words are not enough to describe the extraordinary beauty of Chania. Riddled with an endless coastline, adorned with majestic isles covered by the Mediterranean breeze, frothy waves and crystal-clear water. Gorgeous hidden beaches among steep and rocky mountains, a lush green landscape with plains that bear all short of trees, emerald rivers that flow like veins in a human body, sacred caves, gorges that reach so deep that even the Greek sun cannot penetrate, possessing rare flora and fauna. Chania is a truly blessed land and a jewel for Crete island.

Chania is an amazing destination all-year-round. From natural sights to cultural ones Chania has loads to offer to every visitor. Strolling around the old town one can find a splendid blend of modernity with the past. The old town is riddled with a complex network of atmospheric alleys filled with exquisite shops, traditional taverns and restaurants that would satisfy every foodie's culinary expectations.

Chania is also rich in opportunities for exploration and discovery. Inner Crete is bejewelled by a number of mountain villages that seem to be intact by the passing of time and maintain a very traditional character. Samaria Gorge offers an incredibly scenic trek for the most adventurous travellers and archaeological sites can be found in abundance for the history enthusiasts. Moreover, for those who would prefer some quality relaxation time, Chania offers some world class beaches, which are the most beautiful in the whole region. All of the above make Chania an unmissable destination for every traveller who decides to come to Greece.

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