Our Location

Less than 3 km from the center of Gouves, Villa Chrissanthi Sea features rooms with sea views. It offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi in public areas.Villa Chrissanthi Sea is quite close to CRETAquarium Thalassokosmos.

Rooms at Villa Chrissanthi Sea feature air conditioning, a personal safe and a kitchenette. Room amenities include a microwave oven, a refrigerator and kitchenware as well as linens and hypoallergenic pillows.

Guests can enjoy Mediterranean and Greek cuisine at Taverna Zorbas just a 5-minute walk from the property. Well connected to many attractions, Villa Chrissanthi is 900 meters from Bus Stop 12. It is 10 km from Heraklion National Nikos Kazantzakis Airport.


What to do in Gouves

Gouves is a stretch of lovely waterfront 18 km east of Heraklion, and very near Gournes. The region features a great selection of beaches, plus a wide range of accommodations. This area, so popular with tourists, has everything you might need- restaurants, cafes, markets, and shopping, plus a medical center.

That makes Gouves Crete a convenient home base from which to explore the region by car. Beaches, mountains, and various cultural and recreation activities are nearby.

Gouves is all about beach life. There is a tremendous selection of beaches. Rocky beaches are good for more privacy. The flat sandy beaches offer the comfort of being fully developed, with umbrellas and sun loungers, beach bars, and every type of diversion you could wish.


History of Gouves

Gouves as you see it today, teeming with accommodations, tavernas, and shops, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Since the area has such lovely beaches, it was built developed in response to tourism.

But the whole area is rich in history. The areas that are now the municipalities of Heraklion and neighboring.Hersonissos were inhabited by the Minoans, a Bronze Age civilization with a fascinating culture. In fact, the primary Minoan Palace, Knossos, is less than a half an hour’s drive from Gouves.

Much closer by to Gouves is the Skoteinos cave, explored by Sir Arthur Evans, the archaeologist who also excavated Knossos. There were findings from the Minoan through Roman periods.


About Transportation

Gouves is 10 km from Heraklion International Airport, and the drive takes less than 20 minutes. It is a straight route and very easy to get to.You can rent a car from Heraklion Airport rental agency. It’s a good idea to reserve your car in advance by booking on line, especially if you’re coming in a busy season.

Renting a car is not only the easiest way to get to Gouves, it’s also the best way to explore the region. Crete is full of stunning drives. It is also an island made for spontaneity. Having a car gives you plenty of flexibility.


Closer distances:


  • Beach – 10 m
  • Mini Market – 10 m
  • Cafe/Bar –  10 m
  • Restaurants – 50 m
  • Pharmacy – 500 m
  • Supermarket – 500 m
  • Cretaquarium – Sea world – 1.9 km
  • Labyrinth Park – 6.5 km
  • Heraklion Airport – 10 km
  • Hersonissos Town – 20 km
  • Hospital – 17 km