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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Gouves as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Gouves is located 18 km east of Heraklion city, close to Gournes, consisted of a large area which is separated into two villages. The seaside village is called Kato Gouves and the old village next to the mountain Ederi is called Ano Gouves. The name Gouves is mostly referring to the seaside village.
Gouves is a residential area which is neither a village nor a town, mostly developed because of tourism. It has a main road that starts from the highway and ends to the coast of the seaside village. This place is full of hotels, apartments and rooms to let. Gouves offers peaceful holidays, ideal for families with children. Here you will find mostly families that enjoy the lovely sandy beaches, close to all necessary amenities. The beach of Gouves is very well organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, water sports, showers and changing rooms. The sea has fine sand and shallow water but is open to the frequent north winds, that’s why it is wavy. Therefore, there are several small piers and small marinas nearby, where you can swim, protected by the waves. The road of Gouves runs along the coast, which is full of beach bars, coffee shops and restaurants. In the evening you can walk along this road and enjoy the sunset. A place worth visiting is the church of St. Constantine, which is built within a small pine forest, just next to the sea. It is situated in a very scenic seascape and this is why hundreds of couples from Heraklion choose to get married here. Further north, you can visit the Cave of Agia Paraskevi, located near the village of Skotino.
The resort of Gouves in Crete is the perfect choice for family holidays. With some lovely beaches and great places to eat. Gouves is close to the airport and the capital city with its modern shops.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Heraklion town as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion boasts the title of the largest urban entity in Crete and is also the administrative capital of the island. Heraklion has an immense historical and cultural heritage, as in close proximity to the city visitors can find the Palace of Knossos, which has served as the centre of Minoan civilisation. Throughout the city, you can also find a number of constructions dating back to the Venetian occupation such as Koules Fortress in the old port.
Heraklion is home to some world class monuments and cultural landmarks. Among the most outstanding man-made structures is the Heraklion Fortress that contains the 'old town'. Originally built by Arab merchants and later on reinforced by Venetians, the Fortress included seven bastions, of which only the Martinego bastion survives the passing of time. Moreover, visitors will be delighted to find one of the gates to the city, named Chanioporta, which is ornate with the winged lion of Saint Marc. Visitors can also pay pilgrimage to the grave of one of Greece's most important writers and Nobel recipient, N. Kazantzakis. The sight that marks his resting place also offers some mesmerising views of the city.
Throughout the city, one can spot statues and monuments commemorating prolific figures that have been important for Greece's course through history and have contributed to Crete's immense cultural heritage. Some of the names include renaissance painter El Greco, Poet Vicenzo Kornaros and Politician Eleftherios Venizelos.
Moreover, the Archaeological museum should be on the top of every visitor's list; a splendid space that boasts a massive collection of ancient artefacts from all over the island and covers more than 5,500 years of history. Special emphasis is given to the spoils of Minoan civilisation, which has been one of the first to spring in the Southern European cost and was almost entirely wiped out by a volcanic eruption and a subsequent tsunami. The museum is home to the most important collection of surviving Minoan antiquities in the world and awaits its visitors to explore the mysteries of this extinguished civilisation.
Nowadays, Heraklion represents a beacon of Greek modernization and has been subjected to an extensive urban sprawl, that gives it a truly unique character. Despite the expansion of concrete residential blocs and the immense traffic, a short walk through the bustling streets and alleys will travel you through thousand years of history and will reveal to you the hip side of Greece with its rich coffee culture and culinary delights that can be found in every corner.
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