The Island Hotel
As an adults-only establishment, The Island Hotel has an air of sophistication and luxury. Elegantly-styled rooms and suites come with a range of features to choose from, such as hydro-massage bath tubs, rain showers or even your own private swimming pool. With a bar offering signature snacks and ice-cold beverages throughout the day, you’ll never have to lift a finger while you lounge next to the infinity pool. The hotel has an excellent selection of high-quality restaurants, where you can discover the best of Cretan cuisine, and in the evening, you can sink into a sumptuous armchair for drinks in the open-air bar. If that’s not enough, step into the Bath House for a romantic spa experience, or try a yoga class, a game of tennis or a vigorous workout in the gym.
Overview of Gouves
Spectacular beaches, fertile valleys, and majestic mountains are what holidays to Crete are made of. The largest of the Greek isles, this alluring island has been shaped by a unique and fascinating past. With quaint beach-front tavernas, up-scale hotels, invigorating water sports and archaeological gems, Gouves is a fashionable Cretan holiday resort oozing with personality. Just a few moments from Gouves Beach, The Island Hotel boasts cinematic views of the Aegean Sea and is favourably located for you to make the most of the area’s many treasures.
Things to do in Gouves
Enjoy the glorious beaches in Gouves, where water sports can be as lively or laid-back as you please, with everything from water-skiing and paragliding, to canoeing and pedalo rides. The Aquarium in nearby Gournes is definitely worth a visit, and the view from mount Ederi is staggering, so it’s well worth the drive to the top. The island also attracts people who come to discover the remnants of long-lost civilizations, and Knossos, the great Minoan Palace, is only 20 kilometres from Gouves. Meanwhile, in the quaint village of Skotino, the Skotino cave has a depth of 160 metres and according to myth, this was the labyrinth of the legendary Minotaur. If you’re looking for a taste of the Mediterranean, you’ll love the gastronomic wonders of Greek meze – accompanied, of course, by the bright sunshine and ocean breeze off the Aegean Sea. With something new to discover every day, your time here will be well spent.