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Gouves is the perfect location with easy access to everything Crete has to offer: a glimpse of the traditional, the glorious seaside, a cave to discover, and Minoan ruins to visit, all easy safe drives from each other. Gouves is only a 15-minute drive from Heraklion, the main metropolitan center in Crete, and only a few minutes away from Hersonissos, Crete's largest resort area. Gouves, like many coastal towns in Crete, are divided into Pano Gouves, the upper town, and Kato Gouves, the waterfront area. Gouves is blessed with a magnificent stretch of beach and calm, clear, cool water. The town offers traditional tavernas, quiet cafes, and affordable accommodations. Fresh seafood and local dishes are delicious, and the wine will help you relax in the perfect, serene setting. Soak up the sun or enjoy the many water and beach activities offered, like paddle boats, jet skiing, scuba lessons, snorkeling, paragliding, or water skiing. Family fun is also minutes away at the nearby Dinosauria Park, an interactive and educational theme park and fossil museum, and at the CretAquiarium, an impressive aquarium with 60 tanks displaying many Mediterranean marine species, from hunter sharks to lobsters, to colorful jellyfish.
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For those more interested in the history of Crete, Gouves is an easy drive away from one of the island's main cultural attractions. A place worth visiting is the church of St. Constantine, found in a small pine forest, next to the sea. The scenic seascape and the church's beautiful rooftop of azure are probably why so many couples choose to get married here. Further north, you can visit the Cave of Agia Paraskevi, located near the village of Skotino. The cave is over 150 meters deep and has chambers on four levels. Findings here date from the Minoans to the Romans. No visit to Crete would be complete without seeing the world-famous site of very nearby Knossos. Knossos is one of the most important sites in the world, the center of the Minoan civilization. The restoration displays the vivid redness of the walls and the famous murals of the Bull Jumper and the Prince of the Lillies. This is the home of the Myth of the Minotaur!
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One last unexpected attraction will surprise you in Gouves. In the east, rises the mountain of Ederi, where the radars used by the Americans, for the operation of the former US airbase in Gournes, were installed. The radar dishes have caused the locals to refer to the mountain as "Mickey Mouse Mountain" because of the resemblance to the famous cartoon character. With so much to see in and around the area, Gouves car rental with Olympic is a natural choice to enjoy the area with freedom, and affordably.