The Iralkis Apartments is exclusive to Solos
Situated in the traditional resort of Gouves
Visit bustling Heraklion
Take in the history at Spinalonga
One of our most popular ClubSolos is back, welcoming returning and new guests for summer 2021. The Iraklis Apartments offer bright, spacious, singles only accommodation which is perfect for the socially distanced new world we live. Located in the Gouves resort which is excellent for exploring and remains charmingly Greek with plenty of traditional touches. The experience of Iraklis hospitality will make you feel part of the family and of course our Hotel Only guarantee means you can cancel or amend your booking up to 21 days before departure at no cost *
Based on the northern shores of the island of Crete, Gouves is one of those places where you can kick back and relax along the sandy beach, stroll along the promenade at sunset or even work up an appetite with one of the land or water sports available. Pop into one of the souvenir shops or boutiques before taking in some delectable homemade sweets with tsikoudia. In the property itself, we have provided a regular deep cleaning regime and offer hand sanitizer and other wellbeing products in each room.
The Iraklis family’s great sense of hospitality shines through during the week, helping us make the most out of our stay. It is easy to see why many guests return year after year. This exclusive, uncrowded complex is perfect for singles who want to relax and unwind whilst also enjoying good company. Simple wellbeing initiatives, such as sanitisers and regular deep cleans of all rooms and common areas, will be in place for summer 2021 so that you can be sure of a safe and relaxing holiday
If your appetite for sea and sand is tempted by a curiosity for all things ancient or cultural, then grab your chance to step back in time with the fascinating sights on offer. With its excellent location, there is a frequent bus service along the coast which heads into Heraklion and its archaeological sites or to the tourist town of Malia. Alternatively, take the opportunity to discover traditional Cretan life with our unique optional tours. Explore the Bronze Age site of Knossos or head across to the captivating island of Spinalonga: one of the last leper colonies in Europe and its Venetian fort.
Visit Palace of Knossos
Take in the intriguing history of Spinalonga
Explore the local market in Gouves
*Any excursions bookable in resort are subject to availability.
* Terms and Conditions apply. No cost cancellation or amendment guarantee only applies to holidays purchased without a flight. Flights can be added now or later when normal Terms & Conditions apply. All our holidays, both with or without a flight are financially protected.
Run by the warm and welcoming family, our base is just 1km from the resort of Gouves and a 3 minute walk from the blue flag sandy beach.
Relax around the swimming pool under an umbrella or sip a cool drink at the bar before a game of pool. Mr Iraklis runs the on-site traditional taverna serving delicious Greek and international dishes.
The air-conditioned apartments are made up of studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments built in Mediterranean style. Further facilities include a small kitchenette with fridge, toaster, kettle, iron, coffee maker and hob. A TV, safe and hairdryer are also provided.
A full 10-year passport is required, valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Greece Foreign Advice
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company
Transfer time from Heraklion airport to the Iraklis Apartments is approximately 15-20 minutes.
You may wish to take an optional excursion during the course of your stay. Full details will be given at the Information Meeting. The prices quoted, are a guideline only, as these can vary, depending on numbers etc. All tours should be paid for in euros or sterling. Credit cards are not accepted. The exact amount will be given at your Information Meeting. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00 per week. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate add on.
Casual, cotton, lightweight daytime wear is the order of the day. Comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evening. Early and late season evenings can be cool so do ensure that you take a cardigan or jacket and even some rainwear – particularly in May and June when you may experience some spring thunderstorms followed by scorching days!
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||16 °C||8 °C|
|March||17 °C||10 °C|
|April||20 °C||12 °C|
|May||24 °C||15 °C|
|June||28 °C||18 °C|
|July - August||29 °C||21 °C|
|September||27 °C||19 °C|
|October||24 °C||16 °C|
|November||21 °C||13 °C|
|December||17 °C||10 °C|
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