Kato Gouves is a cosmopolitan sea-side resort just 18 km away from the city of Heraklion. During the summer months, the settlement becomes alive and offers all the necessary infrastructure (such as taverns, cafes, bars, shops as well as a health centre, pharmacies, a bank etc) for comfortable family holidays. Travel agencies in the area offer organised excursions within the island of Crete or to other popular islands (Mykonos, Santorini etc). Car rental agencies are also available.

Having Poseidon Villas as your start point, you may enjoy long, relaxing walks along the coastal road, to enjoy the small church of Saint Konstantina & Helen that is found in a green park and to end up tasting seafood delicacies in a tavern or enjoying an ice-cream at Poseidon Villas’ café. There are many different organised beaches to choose from, an ideal choice is the large sandy beach right in front of the complex. The beach has been awarded with a blue flag.

Visitors may admire the ruins of the Minoan ceramics workshop that is found in the heart of Poseidon Villas and visit other interesting sites, such as CretAquarium in Gournes (3,5 km.), the Minoan Palace of Malia (20 kl.), Knossos (25 km.), the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion (18 km.) etc. Also, from the area, Crete Golf Club, water parks and other fun activities are easily accessible. Busses connect the area with the city of Heraklion.


The area of Kato Gouves is gifted with a long coastline of small and large sandy gulfs. The seawater is warm and shallow with fine and velvety sand, ideal for small children. Right in front of Poseidon Villas, a beach awarded with a flue flag offers you endless swimming time. Alternatively, guests may prefer to visit other organised beaches (with umbrellas & beach loungers, lifeguard, seawater sports, showers and locker rooms).