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Gournes TO Rethimno (Rethymnon)

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Gournes

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Rethimno (Rethymnon)

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Gournes To Rethimno (Rethymnon)

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

Private Taxi Transfer

×4 ×4

One Way Price

120€

Private MiniVan

×8 ×8

One Way Price

135€

Executive MiniVan

×8 ×8

One Way Price

150€


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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Rethimno Crete

Rethimno (Rethymnon)

TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Rethimno as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Rethymno is located in the north end of the prefecture and in the middle of Crete, built by the sea and is a city with many faces. It combines the conveniences of a large city with the beauty of an old town. Both elements will mesmerize you.

Every visitor's first stop in the city should be Lotzia, a very well-preserved Venetian building from the 16th century that houses the public library and can be found in the old town. Lotzia is a place of great historical interest, as it used to be a forum for noblemen and other prominent figures, where they would congregate in order to discuss matters of public affairs and commerce. Another sight of great interest is the Fortezza in Paleokastro hill. The fortress dates back to the Venetian occupation and visitors are admitted through the central entrance, into an arcade that leads to the interior of the castle.

Despite being the third largest city in the island, Rethymno maintains a unique character that transports visitors back in time. With well-preserved features that date back to the times of the Ottoman Empire and Venetian occupation. Rethymno is very charming and has a very relaxed 'small town' feel, wrapped in the hot Mediterranean sun, it maintains a unique oriental atmosphere similar to the port cities of Maghreb and Anatolia. The city combines Orthodox and Catholic churches, mosques, Venetian mansions, arches and cobble streets, making it one of the most well preserved medieval cities in Greece. The harmony and beauty of Rethymno will evoke feelings of awe and will excite even the most demanding visitors. Definitely a 'no miss' from any traveller's itinerary. The feeling you get from this lovely town will be something memorable. You will travel through time and you will enjoy Crete at its best.

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