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Our base was Gouves on the north coast of Crete Island and to the east of Heraklion, this municipality spreads from the lovely beaches a few kilometres inland to the fertile fields and picturesque villages that cling to the different hills.

In recent years tourist development has been very marked in this area of Crete due to its wonderful beaches and to its vicinity being close to Heraklion in the west and Chersonissos a few kilometres to the east. Gouves covers an area of 9496 ha with a population of 5000 people.

  • Last visit to Prefecture of Heraklion: Jul 2008
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